By a vicious, bloodthirsty mockingbird!!
There is a small garden right by the entrance to my apartment building, and every afternoon, coming home from work, right at the same spot on the sidewalk, a mockingbird starts to swoop at me. It is scaring me half to death!! Yesterday, its wings actually grazed my arm! This bird means business!!
Keep in mind, that this is while I am walking home from the metro, so I am loaded down with my purse, my work bag, my gym bag and usually half a dozen other things like an empty travel mug, a pair of shoes, and my iPod. Of course, all of these things scatter to the four winds when the bird comes, and I find myself sprinting to my building, dashing up three flights of stairs, throwing open the door to the apartment, and locking it behind me (just in case the bird is following in close pursuit)!!!
This bird will not give up!! Am I encroaching on its territory? Does it have a nest nearby? Regardless of the reason, this new enemy is making it easier to think of leaving the apartment. I can’t take a whole summer of bird attacks…