Mandurah girl could lose sight after magpie attack
A six-year-old girl may have lost sight in one of her eyes after a magpie attack near Mandurah in Western Australia .
Maddison Hall was wearing a helmet and riding her bike at a park in Erskine on Friday morning when she was swooped by magpies.
Her father Adam Hall says wildlife officers believe a rogue male pecked her eye.
“We don’t know if it was just a freak accident, whether she looked up at the same time or whatever but she said the bird just would not let up on her, just kept on harassing her where as the previous ones would just fly back up and leave her alone,” he said.
There was blood coming out of our daughter’s eye, it was too late,” he said.
“It was a rogue bird, that is what they are saying at the moment.”
The girl’s mother, Tara Hall, her mother said there was a big chance her daughter would lose the sight in her right eye.
“It kept pecking at her and pecking at her, it didn’t give up.”