‘Dan­ger­ous’ mag­pie to be re­lo­cated

The Northern Star - - NEWS -

A “VERY ag­gres­sive” mag­pie will be moved from Spinks Park next week af­ter Lis­more City Coun­cil re­ceived a num­ber of com­plaints.

“We will be re­lo­cat­ing a very ag­gres­sive mag­pie from Spinks Park next week but in the mean­time please avoid this area,” they posted on Face­book.

“The bird is hav­ing a go at any­one walk­ing/cy­cling along the path be­hind the old gallery build­ing, through the rose gar­den and near the kids play­ground.

“We are await­ing ap­proval and will re­lo­cate the bird as soon as pos­si­ble.”

The post at­tracted a lot of com­ments from peo­ple who were con­cerned about the mag­pie be­ing moved.

In re­sponse to the con­cerns, the coun­cil wrote: “We un­der­stand peo­ple’s con­cerns and most of the time, swoop­ing be­hav­iour does not pose a dan­ger to hu­mans.

“We would not nor­mally re­lo­cate a swoop­ing mag­pie… it is some­thing we all need to man­age and live with.

“How­ever, oc­ca­sion­ally we come across a very dan­ger­ous and ag­gres­sive bird such as the one in Spinks Park.

“Re­lo­cat­ing a bird is an ab­so­lute last re­sort for us but given its prox­im­ity to a well-pop­u­lated area where there are chil­dren, the de­ci­sion was made that for pub­lic safety rea­sons we needed to re­lo­cate it.

“This is not a de­ci­sion we take lightly and we do ap­pre­ci­ate there are many dif­fer­ent views on this mat­ter.”

Photo: bur­rob­lando

SWOOP­ING DAN­GER: An ag­gres­sive mag­pie will be moved from Spinks Park, Lis­more.

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