A cyclist suffered facial injuries and a concussion after being attacked by a Canada goose.
According to an article in the CBC, Kerry Surman was riding along the Trans Canada bike trail in Ottawa when she encountered a family of geese.
Assuming the path was clear, Surman continued along her way.
"What I remember is the goose giving me the evil eye and then the goose wrapping its wings around my head, and I can't see and I hear myself screaming."
Like a scene out of Hitchcock, Surman then found herself on the ground, unable to get up. She wasn't sure how long she was unconscious. Eventually a passerby called an ambulance.
Surman spent a total of five nights in hospital after the attack left her with a "concussion, fractured cheekbone, face lacerations including a scar under her eyebrow and loose teeth."
While the incident gave her a "healthy respect for nature," Surman admits her injuries could have been much worse had she not been wearing a helmet and sunglasses.
The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources recommends exercising caution, particularly with children, around geese. If threatened, these birds can be highly aggressive.