Ryan's Journal

"My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?" — David Mitchell

Albatross Island, South Georgia

Posted at 2:30 pm, January 6th, 2004

Animals that have attacked me in the Antarctic:

  • Skua – Several attacks, all unsuccessful. One attack did result in a quick dive to the ground on New Island.
  • Caracaras – Over thirty attacks, one successful. Dove to the ground on multiple occasions, cracked across the skull on a high-speed dive during the lone successful attack.
  • Fur seal – Multiple growls and half-hearted attacks, one serious charge, thwarted with the cunning use of a tripod.

This trip is perfect material for one of those Fox reality TV specials.

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