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‘Decades’-old magpie procedures overhauled in wake of inconceivable tragedy

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The Brisbane City Council will now act more swiftly to relocate aggressive birds after a baby died in a swooping incident. 

A five-month-old baby died three weeks ago with critical head injuries when her mother tripped and fell while attempting to avoid a swooping bird at Glindemann Park.

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner told Neil Breen “most of us hadn’t conceived that something like that would happen”.

“Our longstanding procedures, that probably date back over decades, were based around keeping the birds in their native habitats.

“Until now, that was something that probably most people thought was an appropriate approach.

“But now that a baby has been tragically killed in this situation, I don’t think we can look at things the same way anymore.

“We do not want to see it happen again.”

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