They have very sharp beaks and attack suddenly.
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A toddler in a carriage was nearly blinded by one of the birds last year.
So far this year, 239 people have been hurt in more than 1,900 swoopings across the country and the number is expected to increase. Last year there were more than 3,600 attacks, Magpie Alert reported.
Nothing can really be done to the animals since they're a protected species in Australia, CNN reported.
It is illegal to kill the birds or take eggs or chicks. If one is proven to be a nuisance, a local council can take action. Instead, anyone outside is told to stay away from where magpies live, according to CNN.