Magpie attack on Cyclist - 33 Ainslie Pl, Canberra ACT 2601

Injured:Yes

This attack was actually by a Pied Currawong, not a magpie. I was cycling a short distance through the city on the footpath, not wearing a helmet. The magpie aggressively swooped me 4 times, making heavy contact with my head, It perused me for a long distance through the city's pedestrian mall: 2 blocks. Not sure what set it off, as I've not been swooped by a Currawong before. My lack of bike helmet may have given it more confidence.

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Evie - November 15th, 2017

Got swooped today wearing helmet. It didn't help to get off the bike.
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Sue - November 14th, 2017

There was a very aggressive Currawong swooping at the Belconnen Arts Centre last year or the year before. It swooped every cyclist and got almost every one it swooped, frequently drawing blood. Would come up from behind and go for your cheek, below the helmet line. Don't know what happened to it. That was the only Currawong I had ever heard of swooping.

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