Magpies, Magpies and more bloody maggies!

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Bogan
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by Bogan

Just about had enough of the magpies this year. I cannot remember a year where I have been bombed, pecked and whatever as many times as this year. The helmet got hit 9 times in 50 minutes last week. Has it been the same for everybody in Oz?
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silvalis
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by silvalis

I got bombed and slapped in the side of the head not long ago and chased early in the season.
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by KCookie

Couple of months ago had the same thing happen. The following week the bloody magpies bombed me again in exactly the same spot, was lucky today nothing happened.

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dereksmalls
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by dereksmalls

Happens in NZ too. Rumour is one caused a cyclist death a few weeks back when he was hit by one and swerved into an oncoming vehicle. Touch wood I haven’t been attacked by one yet

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by beanbiken

Yeah I was out riding with my eldest son and I got swooped but timidly then the assassin had a more vicious attack on my son. Anyway he came off hit the blacktop, damaged himself and his colnago. I carry a selfie stick in my jersey pocket for defence but it can be a weapon as well.

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Bogan
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by Bogan

dereksmalls wrote:Happens in NZ too. Rumour is one caused a cyclist death a few weeks back when he was hit by one and swerved into an oncoming vehicle. Touch wood I haven’t been attacked by one yet


Did you send them over here to annoy us??
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TonyM
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by TonyM

OMG ! Never heard of that before!
Is the colour of the helmet (like shiny) attracting them?

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by beanbiken

TonyM wrote:OMG ! Never heard of that before!
Is the colour of the helmet (like shiny) attracting them?


Tried all sorts of deterrents without luck. Helmet colour doesn't seem to be a factor. They see us as threats but if you are in a group you are safe. At the end of it it is only about 8 weeks of the year. It is only when you hear of injury or tragedy that it is more than a nuisance. They're not very braves having to attack from behind...... it seems that soon as I whip out my chrome stick and hold it in the air as a threat the leave us alone, and that is what works for me :D
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by sugarkane

I've had 2 of my racing drones attacked by magpies one of the attacks resulted in a crash that broke the frame

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by Squashednuts

TonyM wrote:OMG ! Never heard of that before!
Is the colour of the helmet (like shiny) attracting them?

No, the males are trying to protect their young.

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Not yet. Just a matter of time.
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by Wookski

sugarkane wrote:I've had 2 of my racing drones attacked by magpies one of the attacks resulted in a crash that broke the frame

Enough with the bloody drones, you have caused enough trouble with those horrible things!

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by sugarkane

Wookski wrote:
sugarkane wrote:I've had 2 of my racing drones attacked by magpies one of the attacks resulted in a crash that broke the frame

Enough with the bloody drones, you have caused enough trouble with those horrible things!



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by Wookski

sugarkane wrote:
Wookski wrote:
sugarkane wrote:I've had 2 of my racing drones attacked by magpies one of the attacks resulted in a crash that broke the frame

Enough with the bloody drones, you have caused enough trouble with those horrible things!



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Not my fault you can't go out side and enjoy things other than zwift
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Attacking people with drones is not equivalent to riding- go sort out my spooky!


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