A Victorian man has told of the horrifying moment a magpie attacked him, leaving him with damage to both eyes. “The magpie seemed to have penetrated the cornea in my left eye and the doctors have fixed that," he said. James Glindemann required a two-hour operation to repair a corneal wound to his left eye after the magpie attack on 13 October, and has since visited The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital at least four times. Wear eyes in the back of your head. What started as a “one-way conversation” with a magpie has ended with an Australian man airlifted to hospital with serious injuries to his eyes. To this end, add fake eyes to your headgear to make the magpie think you are watching it from either side of your head. Australian man suffers double eye injury in magpie swooping attack after 'conversation' turns ugly. Because you can stare down a magpie and it won't attack, fake eyes can have a similar effect. Two magpies responsible for a spate of attacks on five people — two of whom required emergency eye surgery — have been killed by Gippsland authorities. Use “eyes” to scare magpies. Magpie attack injures man’s eyes. A Wellington Shire Council spokesperson said a … An Australian man has sustained serious eye injuries after being attacked by a magpie. Australian magpies are known to attack … The Guardian. Face the magpie they tend to attack from behind so facing them should avert an attack. Wear sun glasses and with large wide-brimmed hat to protect your head and eyes. He lands up in surgery A man was all set to enjoy a Chinese takeaway lunch at an outdoor mall in Australia but things turned quite unpleasant soon after as a magpie attacked his eyes. Man sits for lunch in Australia, magpie attacks his eyes. Remember to keep facing the bird as you walk out of their territory some birds will swoop as soon as you look away. James Glindemann was eating his lunch outside of a shopping centre in … In places where magpies have grown incredibly used to people, they have been known to attack children’s backpacks. No, this is not a joke! Magpie attacks man and pecks at his eyes after 'chat' with bird turns ugly Business owner James Glindemann has been left with blurred vision after the bird suddenly swooped on him in a horrific attack which took place as he sat on a park bench eating his lunch This idea could be applied elsewhere. Supposedly, putting large eyes on the back of the backpacks keeps the Magpies at bay. One Australian rumor states that magpies are afraid of being looked at.