Man is stalked by a terrifying flock of 30 magpies as he walks down the street in Melbourne

Watch eerie footage showing a man being ‘stalked’ by a terrifying flock of 30 magpies on the street – with the birds chirping in unison and running beside him

  • A man was followed by 30 magpies as he walked down a quiet suburban street
  • The man filmed the native birds run and fly after him in Melbourne last week
  • ‘I turned around and realised I was being stalked by about 30 magpies,’ he said

Terrifying video footage shows the moment a man was stalked by a flock of magpies while strolling down a suburban street in Melbourne.

The man was walking inBentleigh East when he was approached by one of the native birds last Tuesday.

‘As I was walking along I noticed one magpie following me, then three, then four,’ he said.

Terrifying video footage shows the moment a man was stalked by a flock of magpies while strolling down a suburban street in Melbourne

The man was walking in Bentleigh East when he was approached by one of the native birds last Tuesday. 'As I was walking along in Bentleigh I noticed one magpie following me, then three, then four,' he said

Terrifying video footage shows the moment a man was stalked by a flock of magpies while strolling down a suburban street in Melbourne

‘I turned around and realised I was being stalked by about 30 magpies.’

He then pulled out his phone and began to film the black and white birds as they followed him along the path.

The magpies trampled along the concrete behind him, with some flying to keep up.

They chirped in unison as they pursued the walker.

The man also filmed at least 10 magpies staring at him from the power lines above.

‘Some were in the trees, on the power lines, but most running along the ground following me,’ he said.

He then pulled out his phone and began to film the black and white birds as they followed him along the path. The magpies trampled along the concrete behind him, with some flying to keep up

He then pulled out his phone and began to film the black and white birds as they followed him along the path. The magpies trampled along the concrete behind him, with some flying to keep up

THE AUSTRALIAN MAGPIE

The Australian Magpie is one of the world’s most complex songbirds.

It can be found across Australia and lives near trees and open areas.

The magpie is black and white and feeds on insects and larvae.

Magpies will often perform a loudflute-like song in pairs or groups.

The birds are known to become aggressive during their breeding season.

‘Such a beautiful song from so many birds.’

Magpies live in territorial groups, which are large enough to defend their territory.

The native birds are feared during the springtime breeding season, with numerous encounters of magpie attacks.

The birds swoop at perceived intruders during the season in an attempt to protect their young.

Last year, two victims suffered serious eye injuries and had to undergo emergency surgery.

James Glindemann, 68, was sitting on a park bench eating some Chinese takeaway for lunch nearthe Gippsland Shopping Centre, in eastern Victoria,on October 13 when a young magpie appeared at his feet.

‘It looked at me and I didn’t give it any food, so it just attacked me,’ he previously told Daily Mail Australia.

‘First it struck my left eye and when it landed back on the ground, I didn’t drop my food and so it attacked me again in the right eye.’

'Some were in the trees, on the powerlines, but most running along the ground following me,' the man said

‘Some were in the trees, on the powerlines, but most running along the ground following me,’ the man said

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