A magpie swooping a person in Canberra

Walk through a magpie’s territory quickly, but don’t run or ride your bike.

29 August 2019

Take simple precautions to stay safe as you share the environment with magpies protecting their babies:

  • walk through the magpie’s territory quickly, but don’t run or ride your bike
  • protect your pet and do not leave them alone or off-lead in an area with a swooping bird
  • protect your head with an umbrella, hat or helmet  and your eyes with glasses, and
  • plan to take a different route next time during the swooping season.

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