A man living in Australia fed up with magpies swooping towards him as he headed to work has come up with a hilarious solution.
Queensland cyclist Dr Richard Osborne got the fright of his life after he was first attacked by a magpie. After several attacks he decided it was time to fight back.
"It seemed particularly unsafe to cycle along holding a stick or to wave your hands around in the air. So I thought that some self-contained approach like this would probably discourage them."
His helmet is fitted out with party blowers, and a party popper he can pull as a last resort.
"I've found it has reduced the number of attacks, but if there's a particularly persistent one, I have another solution."
So far, it's been a great success.
Magpies become highly protective of their young as nesting season begins.
They swoop if they sense a territorial threat.