By Josie December 13th, 2023
By chance, this woman captures her attack on video, showing how the bird sticks its beak inside her eye.
The video shows an influencer named Sarah Jade being attacked by a magpie. When she edits the video to see what really happened.
The video perfectly illustrates magpies’ aggressive nature during their breeding season and frequent swooping attacks.
However, it’s important to note that only about 10% of magpies exhibit swooping behavior.
Research indicates that magpies have excellent memory and can recognize individual faces.
This targeted behavior is part of their strategy to protect their young from perceived threats, making certain individuals more prone to attacks.
To minimize the risk of magpie attacks, it’s advisable to avoid known nesting areas, especially during the breeding season from August to October.