Re: birding-aus Magpie attacks - 'demographics'

To: "Lee O'Mahoney" <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus Magpie attacks - 'demographics'
From: Laurence and Leanne Knight <>
Date: Thu, 08 Jul 1999 18:10:06 +1000
Lee O'Mahoney wrote:

> Also, the maggies learn to recognise particular people, lose their fear of
> them and  and engage in even more aerial warfare - not good news for people
> regularly passing through maggie territory.

I can verify empirically that maggies are selective in who they target -
as I mentioned in a previous post, the maggies outside my office in
Perth very rarely hassled anyone who was not in possession of skates or
a skateboard - never bothered me when I was on foot or on my bike, but
everytime I heard the maggie version of 'banzhai' there was a kid on
skates getting the third degree.


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