Canberrans are tough enough to shrug off a magpie swooping.
Not so the good folks of Tuncurry.
A 10 year old girl was riding her bike and being swooped by a magpie. A passing good samaritan offered to drive her home, but she refused and he drove off.
By the time the story was reported by the ABC, the headline had become “Stranger warning after girl approached by man in van.”