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Moment tradie swooped by magpie INSIDE Sydney home as live-streams himself play video game Valorant

Incredible moment a tradie is swooped by a magpie INSIDE his own home as he live-streams himself playing a video game

  • Warehouse manager Rhys Lynch was playing video game when magpie attacked
  • The vicious creature can be seen flying at the 28-year-old’s face in the footage
  • Experts claim the incident is strange as its not typical behaviour by magpies
  • Magpie swooping season usually runs from September to November 

Terrifying footage has emerged showing a magpie attacking a gamer inside his own home.

Warehouse manager Rhys Lynch, 28, was live-streaming himself playing the video game Valorant when an unexpected guest flew into his Sydney home. 

‘What the, there’s a f**king magpie in my house,’ he can be heard saying.

‘Oi, get out of here.’

Warehouse manager Rhys Lynch, 28, was livestreaming himself playing the videogame Valorant when an unexpected guest flew into his Sydney home

Mr Lynch took his eyes away from the game for a moment but was determined to finish the game.

‘We were in over time, I couldn’t let the boys down,’ he told 7News.

But just moments after sitting back down the vicious bird flew straight at his face. 

Professor Daryl Jones said the terrifying home invasion was a ‘phenomena’. 

He said magpies traditionally only attack when someone invades their territory as a way to protect their chicks.

Magpie swooping season usually runs from September to November.

As magpies are native to Australia, those affected by the swooping are not able to take any action which may harm the birds or disturb their nests.

Instead, councils are advising residents to simply take another path or to wear a helmet or hat as protection.

Mr Lynch took his eyes away from the game for a moment but was determined to finish the game

The bird suddenly flew at his face

Mr Lynch took his eyes away from the game for a moment but was determined to finish the game



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