Swooping Magpie Attack Injuries 2017

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Swooping Magpie Attack Injuries 2017

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Magpie attack on Walker - 625 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004
Magpie swooped down from a large elm tree on St Kilda Rd as I was walking along footpath towards the city, outside of Wesley College Junior Campus and pecked hard at the inner corner of my left lower eyelid with its beak closed. It has left a red mark and still sore to touch late tonight. It just missed my eye by mm so very lucky. I was wearing a black sleeveless top with not hat and carrying nothing in my hands. Gave me such a fright!
Injured:Yes

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Magpie attack on Cyclist - City Walk Surgery, 39 Ainslie Pl, Canberra ACT 2601
I was swooped as I wheeled my bike past the doors of the Canberra Centre, near the Lorna Jane entry. I ran to the eaves of the nearby shops to avoid the bird. He waited in a nearby tree and as soon as I tried to leave he would swoop me again. This went on for more than half an hour! He would target other cyclists but as soon as he saw me step out into the open he would stop, fly back and attack me. A lovely lady eventually helped me by grabbing my bike and waving the bird away as he continued to try and swoop me. He followed me all the way around the corner, past NAB bank. Bistanders identified the bird as a Pied Currawong. This is the second time the same bird had attacked me. I have a couple of large bumps and sizable scratches on my head, it drew a fair bit of blood.
Injured:Yes

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Magpie attack on Walker - 191 Brighton Rd, Elwood VIC 3184
Got swooped crossing the road. The bugger got me on my face. I've been swooped around this spot twice this year (but that was back in August) and a couple times over the last couple of years. This magpie is a super aggressive magpie & goes for anyone. He usually swoops from late August - early October. I haven't seen him for a few weeks, so it was weird that I was attacked late November. I've made a few requests to the council to have him removed as he is super aggressive and goes for everyone. Unfortunately they were no help :(
Injured:Yes

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Magpie attack on Cyclist - Drakeford Dr, Calwell ACT 2905
Magpie attached whilst riding in the cycling lane on the Northbound side of Drakeford Dr before the roundabout with Johnstone Dr/Woodcock Dr. Magpie hit back of Helmet with such force I was almost knocked off the bike and strained my neck . Magpie attacked twice and was trying to get his beak underneath the helmet.
Injured:Yes

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Magpie attack on Cyclist - 222 City Walk, Canberra ACT 2601
Swooped by a Pied Currawong (as identified by a kind bystander) while pushing my bicycle. I was not wearing my helmet. The bird made heavy contact twice on the top of my head, causing two small wounds.
Injured:Yes

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Magpie attack on Walker - 628 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004
Got swooped from the side into my left eye just before crossing Union Street walking up St Kilda Rd towards the city. Scratch to the eyeball, pain like I've never felt before.
Injured:Yes

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Magpie attack on Cyclist - 11 Sleeman St, Emu Park QLD 4710
magpie caught me unawares.. thought this guy had stopped and he got me on my right ear...some blood. this guy started in july and is still going strong after 5 months
Injured:Yes

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Magpie attack on Cyclist - 33 Ainslie Pl, Canberra ACT 2601
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.
Injured:Yes

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