I was walking at a fairly fast pace with my headphones on when all of a sudden a magpie swooped out of a tree into the back of my head, I didn't see it coming & it freaked me out so I started screaming & waving my hands in the air as it came swooping down again & hit the back of my head again. I started running away and yelling to deter it from attacking me but it swooped for the third time. I finally got away from it when i realised that during the attack I had dropped my phone & had to return to the area to find it. I was scared so I took a stick this time & I could see the magpie in the tree whatching me but this time it didn't swoop. Completely freaked me out & have no idea why it decided to swoop me.
I was waiting at the top of the traffic lights ready to turn right on the road when the magpie swooped and got my left eye - it scratched my cornea and I had to get medical treatment. This was the second attack (Last attack walking on 20/09/2017)
Running down Salt Water Prom. Near the child care centre on Saltwater Prom. Magpie swooped once, just missed my head. Further down was a cyclist and he was swooped 4 times. That was enough for me to turn around and go back. They scare me. Will be gym workouts until the season is over
Walking my son home from school.
We were walking down Rosemary St and turned into the little playground area to cut through onto Kierens Way. When My son got to the grass, a magpie who was on the grass suddenly saw us and took off and flew onto the power line on Rosemary St. I looked up at it as it was watching us carefully. I then keep walking with my son and heard wings flapping and turned and looked up to see the same magpie coming down towards me, it saw me, squawked and flew away into one of the 3 trees in the centre of the park. I saw two other mapgies (babies?) that also flew into the trees. I watched them all carefully as we walked under the trees incase he/she decided to swoop on my son (who was unaware). No further attack.