Woman reveals she is permanently blind after a magpie ‘put a hole in her eye’ as she reacts to video of influencer getting attacked by the bird
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An Australian woman has recalled how she was left permanently blind after a magpie poked her eye.
The woman named Kristy recounted the moment on TikTok while reacting to a video of influencer Sarah Jade getting attacked by the bird.
‘A magpie poked my eye out… My right eye was indeed pecked out by a magpie. I know it sounds too crazy to actually believe,’ she began.
‘It was 26 years ago when I was five and I’m permanently blind in my right eye but I was lucky enough to keep my eye.’
Kristy said she was picking flowers from her backyard when a magpie swooped her and attacked her eye.
Australian woman Kristy (pictured) has revealed she is permanently blind after a magpie ‘put a hole in her eye’ when she was just five years old
‘I was out picking little daisy flowers in my backyard when my sister called out for me and said “watch out from behind a magpie is going to swoop you”.’
‘In doing that, I actually turned around and the magpie then proceeded to get me in the eye.’
Kristy said it was like ‘popping an egg yolk’ as the magpie ‘put a hole with his beak all the way to the very back of my eye’.
The story comes after Sarah, 24, shared terrifying footage of herself getting attacked by a magpie during her ‘hot girl walk’.
In the footage, the influencer was seen cowering in fear after the magpie attacked her in the eye with its beak partially lodged in her eye socket.
‘This would be one of the most traumatic things to happen to me. One, I am scared of birds. Two, it literally went in my eye,’ she told viewers.
The woman named Kristy recounted the moment on TikTok while reacting to a video of influencer Sarah Jade getting attacked by the bird
‘I actually didn’t realise it went in my eye. I thought it just hit me in the side of the face til I watched back the video. I’m traumatised. I feel sick.’
During these breeding months, magpies will defend their nests and chicks and their surrounding territory.
A number of viewers disputed the bird was a magpie, instead identifying it as a magpie lark which are not known to attack people.
Sarah later showed her inflamed eye, saying she was scared about a possible infection from the incident.
In the footage, the influencer was seen cowering in fear after the magpie attacked her in the eye with its beak partially lodged in her eye socket
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