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Victoria Swooping Magpie Attack Map Season 2016

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Magpie attack on Walker - 72 Queens Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004
2nd swoop in two weeks at junction of St Kilda Road/Union St beside My Goodness Pizza. On both occasions I was pecked just below the eye (drew blood) by a bird swooping in from the side.
Injured:Yes

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Magpie attack on Walker - Mac Robertson Girls High Schoo, 350-370 Kings Way, Melbourne VIC 3004
I was walking slowly towards the tram stop when the magpie swooped and attacked my eyes , it all happened so fast! I got a few scratches with blood oozing out. My roommate was attacked in the same way and was injured too, she got attacked a day before me , at the same spot. Just beside the subway located at the junction between union street and queen st Kilda road.
Injured:Yes

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Magpie attack on Cyclist - 40 Powell Dr, Hoppers Crossing VIC 3029
I was cycling down Powell Street (Hoppers Crossing VIC 3029) when I heard a close bird sound behind me. I looked up and saw a Magpie following me on a 1 meter distant. It was trying to get to me. I panicked and waved with my hand. It kept the bird away for a second and then it came back. A car passed me and saw me struggling. He or she tried to help me by honking the car. This also helped for a few seconds. Eventually I sheltered under a tree on the other side of the road, waited for a few seconds and then cycled as hard as I could back home. The bird left me alone after a few meters.
Injured:No

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Magpie attack on Cyclist - Sanctuary Lakes N Blvd, Point Cook VIC 3030
Cycling 30-32kph. A couple of birds swooping from perching on the lampposts around the Signature Blvd area. Made a few passes with wing/beak clacking. Not deterred by arm waving. Didn't make any difference whether I went clockwise or anticlockwise around S.L.
Injured:No

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Magpie attack on Walker - 619 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004
I had just alighted from a southbound route 16A tram at the St Kilda Rod/ Union Street stop at 1011 on Sunday morning 28 November. As the tram was about to depart, a magpie swooped from the second plane tree on the northbound centre median strip and went straight for my right eye. It is behaving naturally and protecting its territory, but I was surprised as I did not have a hat on. The magpie was extremely accurate and fast. I love magpies and other Australian native birds: this is the first time I have been swooped.
Injured:Yes

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Magpie attack on Walker - 25 Peel St, West Melbourne VIC 3003
I was walking across the street in the crosswalk to the market looking at my phone and the bugger swooped and pecked the top of my left eyebrow leaving a red mark. I'm a tourist from US and was definitely caught off guard. Far meaner than NYC pigeons.
Injured:No

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Magpie attack on Walker - 619 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, VIC 3004
Got a magpie swooping from side at the corner of Union St/St Kilda Rd which I believe is a hotspot of Maggie swooping. Lucky me only got a slight graze near left eye but totally traumatised. Dangerous creature.. hope there will be action taken to deal with this issue in this area..
Injured:Yes

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Magpie attack on Walker - 197 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3052
Happened between the fitness stations 1 and 2 (in Princes Park), on the pedestrian footpath (outer asphalt track, not for running). Was wearing headphones and walking when spotted one of magpies flying pretty low, right above my head, from left to right. I began to walk faster (just in case) when the bird turned around and attempted to swoop again. I switched to running and checked if the magpie still here - he was chasing me from behind. I had to run for approximately 100-150 meters till he's gone. Please, be aware of potential magpie swooping in this area!
Injured:No

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