Fearless cyclist offers advice on swooping magpies as a Sydney suburb decides ...

Fearless cyclist offers advice on swooping magpies as a Sydney suburb decides ...
Fearless cyclist offers advice on swooping magpies as a Sydney suburb decides ...
Fearless cyclist offers his top tips for dealing with swooping magpies during the springtime season – after a local council decided to CULL the menacing bird Shane Miller posted a YouTube video on how to deal with swooping magpies Cyclist was constantly attacked for several hundred metres on a road in Victoria  Mr Miller said protective gear helps to prevent magpies from scratching you He also mentioned eye contact is crucial as the menacing birds won't approach This comes as Lane Cove Council in Sydney has decided to cull the vicious birds Council obtained a 'licence-to-harm' after attacks on residents in a quiet street 

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A fearless cyclist has offered his top tips for dealing with swooping magpies during the springtime season after a council in Sydney decided to cull the menacing birds.

Shane Miller shared a video on "YouTube detailing how he calmly dealt with a swooping magpie along a countryside road in Victoria as part of his training to prepare for the swooping season ahead.

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In the footage the avid cyclist stopped on the side of the road as a magpie sitting on the power line above him prepared to attack.

Mr Miller looked back at the bird and said: 'We've got ourselves a stand-off.' 

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Shane Miller posted a video on Youtube where he calmly dealt with a magpie alongside a countryside road in Victoria as training for the swooping season ahead

Shane Miller posted a video on Youtube where he calmly dealt with a magpie alongside a countryside road in Victoria as training for the swooping season ahead

As soon as he began to pedal away slowly, the magpie started to swoop at the back of his head and fly above him for several hundred metres.

Mr Miller captured the swooping magpie from his rear camera for over a minute while he cycled until it stopped.

'This one always seems to swoop twice. It's much better going in the other direction [along the road] where I can see the shadow on the ground,' Mr Miller said.

Mr Miller mentioned that one of his followers thought he was torturing the magpies, but he insisted that was not the case

Mr Miller mentioned that one of his followers thought he was torturing the magpies, but he insisted that was not the case

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