An Australian cyclist, Ashley Dawson, has uploaded a video to YouTube of a magpie attacking him as he cycles. The bird swoops down on him multiple times and seems to be trying to peck him. The incident took place as Dawson was cycling in Mildura, Victoria.
The footage is captured on helmet cam, but he also films the bird using a camera held at arm’s length. He seems unfazed by the incident and along with appearing to be prepared to film the bird suggests that he might have placed something on his helmet to draw in the bird.
Happened to me 4 times in one ride in NZ on Monday.
that was unlucky
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