Magpie Debate

 Just putting it out there.

Great White kills ........ they are protected and when you swim in their water you take that chance.

Magpie blinds toddler...... they are protected and you take your chances whenever in their territory and yet they kill the bird.

Ther is something wrong here you be the judge,

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Magpies

Thu, 2017-09-14 16:36

 tom i think if they could locate the shark that has attacked then they would destroy it, once an attack has happened they actively try to locate the shark in that area. 

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Magpie dead really

Thu, 2017-09-14 16:54

Did they kill the magpie, how did they know which one it was, they are all black and white and at nesting time the males will all swoop if you come near their nests in my experience. Same as great whites if they are hungry and you are near they will take a bit out of you to see if you are eatable.

Solution, stay away from magpie nesting areas (read signs) stay out of water read sign Great whites inhabit this area.

Pretty simple really.

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Signs?

Thu, 2017-09-14 18:06

 That's great that there are signs warning of magpie attacks. But not all that useful if the magpies aren't reading them too!

 

I mean, when the bird is scouting around for a suitable nesting location, does it say, "Oh here looks good...wait. There's no sign to warn humans...OK, keep looking..."

 

Comparing magpie attacks to shark attacks is also laughable. We choose to go in the water...we also choose to walk outdoors in public spaces. But humans are a terrestrial species, and it's more realistic to assume they should be able to safely.

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Thu, 2017-09-14 18:07

She said staff and multiple signs spread across Whiteman Park warned the public to beware of swooping magpies during breeding season from August to October.
Quote from news article.

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Just bad timing for poor ol

Thu, 2017-09-14 18:52

Just bad timing for poor ol Mr Magpie. All the Facebook slacktivists are too busy putting up pictures of themselves posting their gay marriage envelopes

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No one reads signs ffs

Thu, 2017-09-14 18:52

 As evident by all the clowns who park in hillarys boat park or speed signs the list goes on

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Another first world problem

Thu, 2017-09-14 18:56

The kid had eye damage. Get rid of a few magpies just to make sure the one who had the skills,  or back luck, to hit the kids eye. Problem fixed for kids into the years ahead. 

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poor maggie

Thu, 2017-09-14 19:39

 killing a magpie coz it took an eye out is bullshit! the world is seriously full of fuckheads that are gonna turn the younger generations into a pack of soft cunts...most of which already are. what a joke

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 If i was the parent of that

Thu, 2017-09-14 20:55

 If i was the parent of that kid id be tempted to take your eye out for that comment cock

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blow me stricko!

Thu, 2017-09-14 21:57

The kid is unlucky but that's life, it happens,so go kill some birds that are doing their thing

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 If pecking people's eyes out

Fri, 2017-09-15 09:17

 If pecking people's eyes out is there thing yes they should be killed .  Oh and cock why don't you don your captain toss costume the one  with your bright green undies on the outside and go down to pmh trauma ward were this kid would have ended upand tell them what a bunch of soft cunts they are  you can wow them with stories of late night key board warrior storys and how it made you the hard man you are today 

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good one champ

Fri, 2017-09-15 10:49

No hiding behind a keyboard here mate, you seem to be doing all the tough talking on here but I'd be happy to discuss it further with in you in person if you really want to? You wanna get smart fuckwit i won't hide from you

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 Damn cock that escalated

Fri, 2017-09-15 11:41

 Damn cock that escalated quickly word of advice best keep the name calling  and idle threats to one eyed kids oh and please refrain from calling people fuckwits  it one of my favorites and just doesn't sound right coming from you

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 how would you feel if that

Thu, 2017-09-14 21:17

 how would you feel if that was one of your kids or wife or gf, . you would want something done as well. yes every living thing has its rights but sometimes some things have to be done to protect other living things. no need for language or comments like that imo. 

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 If that was one of my kids

Thu, 2017-09-14 21:29

 If that was one of my kids I'd be devastated but would accept it for what it is. Seeking to have just one of probably hundreds of Maggies in that park shot to once again appease the masses is bullshit. I'd love to see proof they got that exact bird anyway, it's an absolute joke.

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Agree.

Fri, 2017-09-15 11:22

I agree Russ/Sandy, but if my grandmother was attacked, robbed & raped by some low life then I would want that low life put down so he couldn't do it to anyone else.
Do you think that would happen ??
I don't think so, lock him up for a while till he pretends to be rehabilitated then set him free on the public again.
Hmmm why didn't they do that to the poor Maggie that was just trying to do the natural thing and protect it's young??? IMO....
I guess what I am saying is that as a society we have our priorities all screwed up. if it's not human then get rid of it because it's evil, if it is human then let's give it another chance to go back out & do the same thing.
The joys of being the "master race"......

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Its a horrible thing for that little boy, very sad

Thu, 2017-09-14 21:27

 But if we kill everything that harms or potentially harms, there wont be any people left for the magpies to swoop. 

We have about 4 generations of magpies around my house and they are truly an amazing bird. They are really smart and they can mimick horns, dogs, alarms.... for a boring looking bird, I really love them.

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Its a horrible thing for that little boy, very sad

Thu, 2017-09-14 21:27

 But if we kill everything that harms or potentially harms, there wont be any people left for the magpies to swoop. 

We have about 4 generations of magpies around my house and they are truly an amazing bird. They are really smart and they can mimick horns, dogs, alarms.... for a boring looking bird, I really love them.

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No need Timmy

Thu, 2017-09-14 21:48

however I do agree that the bird should not be hunted and killed nor would I like this to happen to one of my own kids. I very much doubt this is/was a rouge Maggie out to hunt eyes alone. Warning signs should be adhered to and kids should be aware of dangers throughout the change of seasons and there environments. This is a freak incident and should be treated as such ,nothing more. PPL should stop trying to find something to blame because shit does happen ( no offence intended) I have experienced my fair share and will continue too and that is the way life rolls. Hopefully the young one and family, power on with life and enjoying the awesome outdoors we have here. 

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Just to clear something up -

Thu, 2017-09-14 21:49

Just to clear something up - the parents and the boy himself both publicly said they didn't want the bird to be destroyed (before the department of planning decided to do it anyway).

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Im guessing the kid isnt a

Thu, 2017-09-14 21:59

Im guessing the kid isnt a one eyed Magpie supporter?

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I laughed and now feel evil 

Fri, 2017-09-15 07:42

I laughed and now feel evil 

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Easier then culling

Fri, 2017-09-15 06:08

 Humans hey.lets just put them back into the community 

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 I feel for this kid, but

Fri, 2017-09-15 06:50

 I feel for this kid, but there's nothing more hilarious than watching people flee in a blind panic from a maggie swooping them. 

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Fri, 2017-09-15 08:56

When I was at primary school we always had magpies swooping us. If it became a big problem and they new what nest it was from they would simply destroy the eggs. Eggs gone, no more swooping.

Stupid action to kill the bird.

When they interviewed some people at the park on the day this latest event happened there was some absolute moron who said something to the effect of "they really should section off an area to make it safe from magpies". What....how the hell do you do that. How about fencing off an area from people. Alot easier. But noooo. That would mean that people would need to be responsible for their own actions.

For the record, Im sorry for the kid, but absolutely love magpies. Should be our state bird. Best sounding call of the local birds I reckon...even better than Kookaburra's.

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 The only thing wrong with

Fri, 2017-09-15 09:19

 The only thing wrong with the situation is the shark should have been destroyed as well 

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Fri, 2017-09-15 09:29

 Magpies have been swooping for ever, I used to get swooped heaps as a kid walking to school and back. Only ever heard of one person being injured and that was when the Maggie hit in the forehead. We'd just hold our bags above our head and make a run for it as most of you would have.

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If that's all we have

Fri, 2017-09-15 16:26

To worry about . ( magpies) in the world we are doing okay. Don't worry about nukes. Not good for young fella at all

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 reading these comments makes

Fri, 2017-09-15 18:17

 reading these comments makes me think, when my daughter was attacked by a dog and her face was ripped to pieces which required 80 stitches the dog should have been left alone. yes this is a dog doing what comes naturally to protect what is its. let it live and do the same to someone. yes there is a diff between a dog and a bird but both have caused harm to human. some animals just get a bit to agressive  and something need to be done. 

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 In that circumstance

Fri, 2017-09-15 19:07

 In that circumstance hopefully the dog was destroyed as they form close bonds with humans and should not be given the idea it's ok to attack humans. They are totally reliant on us to feed and care for them. Wild animals on the other hand are all about total survival. 

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Agree

Fri, 2017-09-15 18:57

Totally . Magpie pie. With chips:):).

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My son

Fri, 2017-09-15 23:25

 My son was swooped when he was about 5 and he was traumatised it drew blood on his blonde head.He liked to walk the golf course with me at Preston beach.I was young and fast so I carted a tennis racquet and batted a few as they tried to swoop it stopped happening real quick.Magpies learn real fast.It didnt do any lasting harm but shook them up .I remember going to primary school in Gosnells and it was a real problem this time of year.If you put sun glasses on the back of your hat it slows them down a bit

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Sat, 2017-09-16 08:16

 That golf course at preston is something else. I reckon they owe me ten bucks for the round.

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FFS

Sat, 2017-09-16 00:24

 Is this a fishing site or what.....

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 This should be in the

Sat, 2017-09-16 07:20

 This should be in the general discussion area, but what's your problem? Have a problem then don't read.

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 you got that right. yeah its

Sat, 2017-09-16 07:28

 you got that right. 

yeah its a fishing site but just look at all other topics posted. makes it a bit more interesting .

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 It's a bird ffs not like

Sat, 2017-09-16 09:42

 It's a bird ffs not like there is any shortage of them.

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It's not like someone stuck a

Sat, 2017-09-16 09:50

It's not like someone stuck a hook attached to line through it's back and let it fly around to catch bigger bird 

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 I feel for the kid & the

Sat, 2017-09-16 16:13

 I feel for the kid & the family & I'd be shattered if it happened to one of my kids but as has already been said, shit happens & there isn't anything that can be done about that. For those that want to kill the bird in question: How are you going to identify the right bird? For those that think they should all be culled: There's bloody millions of them, so good luck with that. 

People need to realize the world is full of dangers. If you're so shit scared of everything & think it should all be controlled, do the rest of us a favour & spend the rest of your life indoors. Leave the outdoors for those that can appreciate it & accept that being outdoors comes with risks no matter where you are or what you are doing. Take the wildlife out of the wild & you're left with nothing.

The big threat now to the human race is sharks & fkn birds??? Humans are the biggest danger to humans. If some people had brains they would be dead set dangerous.

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 Yep spot on Shimka - nailed

Sat, 2017-09-16 18:34

 Yep spot on Shimka - nailed it..  Case in point - How many people friggen drown each year at the beach?? Humans are the biggest danger to humans. Complex stupidity at its best is to try and change eveything else instead of our own behaviour..

 

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Maybe 4 corners should do a

Sat, 2017-09-16 17:27

Maybe 4 corners should do a report exposing the savage underworld that is the Maddog Magpie community. Might as well, everything else they report on is fabricated shit

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Biggest danger to humans

Sat, 2017-09-16 19:55

The biggest danger to humans at the moment is Nth Korea and their mad boss.

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 I know he's missing a few

Sat, 2017-09-16 20:49

 I know he's missing a few guides off his rod... but I'm pretty sure he's a human, so that's still humans being the biggest danger to themselves. In any case, this nonsense about a few animals being some huge problem is just madness of the highest order.

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 He's not mad nor are his

Sat, 2017-09-16 21:00

 He's not mad nor are his generals, they have given a big fuck you to the yanks at every turn and missile launch.

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If nuke happens

Sat, 2017-09-16 21:27

Imagine how many birds will die. Be very sad day.:)

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 Dammit where was eye during

Sun, 2017-09-17 14:30

 Dammit where was eye during this thread!!!

 

Eye'll be honest eye was out in the shed making "mapie shield", the government are subsidising the first 1000 of them so get in quick....

 

They are $1000 bucks, thats a bargain....

 

To protect both eyes it will only cost you $1800 or you can just risk 1 eye, its a lot like shark shield though and it may actually attract the bird to your opposite eye...

 

Most of my family is poor and cant afford 1 but eye've handed some out to my favourite nephews, they seem to get used to keeping the other eye closed after a while for full protection....

 

Merman eye'll do you a discount...

 

Eye'm looking for a Perth agent, BJ & Uncle were quick to send me their resumes....

 

The Afl has been conducting trials and so far they said they haven't seen any magpie action in September since the trials began bloody ages ago.....

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Geez your a funny bugger

Sun, 2017-09-17 14:49

Geez your a funny bugger sometimes Timboon. "Eye'm", Lol.

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Yep thats funny

Mon, 2017-09-18 06:52

 

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Imagine how many fish were killed

Sun, 2017-09-17 15:51

Just imagine the amount of fish killed when these bloody great rocket plunged out of nowhere down into the ocean.

If the Japanese fishermen are smart they will hang around the likely impact area.