it's not widely reported for fear of jeopardising tourism, fairy
penguins have developed some very antisocial behaviour as a result
of continuous close contact with humans.
Their sensitivity to photographic flashes has long been known. In
recent years there have been isolated attacks where an unsuspecting
tourist was mauled by half a dozen or more fairy penguins after
using a flash gun to photograph them at dusk.
While they may be flightless, during such attacks they have been
seen to jump as far as three metres to pounce on their victim.
Beware penguins with attitudes!!!