I am kind of afraid of birds. I know its not manly to be afraid of birds. Surprisingly I'm not that afraid of shark diving or elephant hopping, but birds give me the heebie-jeebies.
Maybe it's that they carry disease, maybe it's their talons and sharp beaks, maybe it's their Stuka like dive-bombing, maybe it's because they attack poor defenceless little boys who are just trying to pet them and show them the love their little bird hearts so desperately need. I guess I'll never know.