Redditor u/LeMetalSmurf shares a story about the day she messed up
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The OP used her car to encourage them off the road, with her hazard lights on, they ended up on the median strip
The OP noticed a pluver mum was coming over to mess her up from over a fence
Keep in mind it's through a fence now with no way of the OP being able to get in there
It wasn't the mother and attacked the baby and I couldn't do much because of a fence
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This Redditor read that mother birds abandon or kill chicks that smell like the hands of people
The OP doesn't want to see another plover again after this incident
This Redditor face the TIFU a better befitting title
As a fellow Australian, this Redditor understands where the OP is coming from
These birds are a protected species in Australia
As for this Redditor, no good deed goes...
Plovers are fiercely protective of their nests and young, and adults will attack intruders by diving on them, making loud noises, or swooping at them to entice them away from the nest. The 25-day journey from marshmallow to fully grown adult, however, is perilous.
The majority of this activity is bluffing and whatever the case, it is their tenaciously protective nature that puts them in opposition to humanity.