Parents of boy attacked by magpie don’t want bird killed The parents of a boy who may lose his vision in one eye after being attacked by a magpie say they do not want the bird destroyed. A video of a terrified child being continuously swooped by a protective magpie is proof Australia’s magpie season is one of the scariest times of year. These ones, as we will explain, are especially big (to use an Australian term) wankers. Leesa Smith | September 30, 2020. Watch Queue Queue. Max Sherwood was out for a scooter ride with his dad in Wollongong, south of Sydney, when the bird attacked. The highest number of reported attacks so far this year are along Australia's east coast, in Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria. Kid Attacked by Magpie By Chip Kullik Oct 1, 2020 In a scene out of an Alfred Hitchcock movie, an Australian Magpie repeatedly attacked a young boy riding down the street on a scooter. A boy has been filmed screaming in fear as an Australian Magpie attacks him while he rides his scooter. Magpie swooping season occurs each year across the country in September and October, during Australia's springtime. Unfortunately, the advice for avoiding the beady-eyed birds is basically to alter your life. In 2019, a cyclist died trying to escape an attack. But one little boy has experienced an aerial attack that … https://nypost.com/video/kid-chased-by-bird-faces-his-fear-after- One-year-old Jacob Gale was attacked by a magpie at Whiteman Park in Perth two days ago. A viral video shows a 10-year-old boy relentlessly attacked by a magpie while riding his scooter. Wayne Sherwood filmed his son Max riding a scooter on the sidewalk in Lake Illawarra, an hour and a half south of Sydney, … The thing that is particularly strange and (saying this safely from the other side of the world) kind of badass about these birds is that the attacks aren't entirely random: As well as focusing largely on men, the birds are known to repeatedly attack the same individuals over several years. It also advises your route belongs to them now. The first attacks in Sale, Gippsland, last month resulted in two people needing emergency eye surgery in Melbourne, the ABC reported. Two magpies have been put down in a Victorian town after five people were attacked outside a shopping centre. Video of a magpie repeatedly swooping at a young boy riding on a scooter is going viral on social media. The birds are no different, as you can see. And when they do, they tend to go for the head, face, and eyes. (CNN) A cyclist died in Australia on Sunday after being startled by a swooping magpie, a native Australian bird that gets aggressive in the spring around breeding season. Local councils will act if one is reported to be a real menace, otherwise residents are urged to stay away from trees where they are known to breed. This website uses cookies to improve user experience. Magpie season: Why Australians hide from birds every spring. "If it's attacked you before, probably a good idea to use an alternative route next season. A young kookaburra came for short visit to my backyard in Oz and was attacked by the resident magpie larks. “Australia is beautiful but our native birds are killers,” Sherwood posted on Instagram on Monday. Terrified boy screams in panic as a VERY aggressive magpie repeatedly swoops at him while he rides a scooter on a footpath - leaving his dad in stitches Young boy has been filmed screaming in terror as he gets swooped by a magpie The boy was … Watch the video above “Australia is beautiful but our native birds are killers. Boy swooped by magpie in viral video 00:05:15. A young boy who became a viral sensation after his dad filmed him screaming while being swooped by a magpie has spoken about his encounter with the bird.Max Sherwood, 10, and his dad Wayne were riding their bike and scooter near their Shellharbour home on the NSW south coast when they were set upon by… Father and son attacked by psycho magpie This hilarious video captured on Monday (28/9) in New South Wales, Australia, shows a young boy on a scooter being bullied by an angry magpie. A video has gone viral online of a boy on a scooter being chased and attacked by a bird. "Magpies seem to have very good memories and have attacked the same people over subsequent seasons," according to Magpiealert, a site for runners, cyclists etc to register where attacks have occurred. Coast boy, 4, attacked by magpie at popular park by lcantori Lucy Cantori. This video is unavailable. People have tried several different methods to avoid being singled out by the avian would-be assassins, although as you can see in the video below, no successful technique has been found yet. The 76-year-old man was riding his bike in Nicholson Park in Wollongong, south of Sydney, when he veered off the path to avoid a swooping magpie, according to. The footage shows the boy screaming as the magpie … Shortly before spider season in Australia, the frankly uninhabitable country goes through swooping season, in which its "magpies" are known to swoop down from the skies and attack humans minding their own business below. The territorial birds begin breeding in August and often swoop to protect their young from perceived threats. The clip, posted to Instagram, shows the youngster screaming in terror as the vicious bird relentlessly dives at him while he desperately tries to escape. The second half of the video is Max’s dad making him return to the same stretch of sidewalk, this time on a bicycle, to face his fears and get attacked again. Boy behind viral magpie swooping video speaks out. A video has gone viral online of a boy on a scooter being chased and attacked by a bird. In the video, the boy scoots as fast as his little legs will scoot, clearly in distress, as the bird continues its sustained attack. Just over a foot in length, magpies can cause quite a bit of damage with their sharp beaks and sudden attacks --, So far this year, there have been 1,570 swoopings nationwide, resulting in 189 injuries, according to the community-run. (CNN)A cyclist died in Australia on Sunday after being startled by a swooping magpie, a native Australian bird that gets aggressive in the spring around breeding season. A FOUR-year-old boy has been left blind in one eye after he was attacked by a magpie in a park in Queensland on the weekend. RELATED: Boy in viral magpie video faces off with bird. Magpie attack in Victoria's Gippsland leaves man bloodied and nearly blind. There has only been one magpie attack in Tasmania this year. Even better, avoid traditional magpie swooping zones if you can. Father laughs as son on scooter is savagely 'swooped' by magpie By Bianca Farmakis | 2 months ago Spring is among us, and so is the natural horror that is swoopy season, as magpies circle in the sky awaiting their next victim. Watch Queue Queue Magpies are a protected native species in Australia and it's illegal to kill them or take their eggs or chicks. 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