Australian man undergoes eye surgery after vicious magpie attack

Australian man undergoes eye surgery after vicious magpie attack


An Australian man almost had his eye plucked out by a vicious magpie amid a worse-than-usual “swooping season.”

James Glindemann, 68, had to undergo surgery on his eye after he opened a container of Chinese takeout at an outdoor mall near Melbourne — and the shrewd squawker pounced, according to The Guardian.

“A juvenile magpie sat down in front of me, I had a one-way conversation for a few seconds and it was just looking at me,” Glindemann told the outlet. “I started to open the lunchbox, the next thing I knew, the bird had flown at my face and struck me in the left eye.”

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But Glindemann still didn’t let go of his meal, prompting the feathered savage to strike again.

“The bird sat on the concrete in front of me, and saw I hadn’t dropped the food, or I think that was what its thinking was,” Glindemann said. “It immediately attacked the right-hand side of my face,

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