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Mon Mar 13, 2017, 12:42 PM

Rescued Magpie Becomes Lifelong Friend With The Family That Saved Her Life (Pic heavy)

This is so darn sweet:












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Reply Rescued Magpie Becomes Lifelong Friend With The Family That Saved Her Life (Pic heavy) (Original post)
JHan Mar 2017 OP
longship Mar 2017 #1
JHan Mar 2017 #3
AJT Mar 2017 #2
JHan Mar 2017 #4
AJT Mar 2017 #5
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demmiblue Mar 2017 #7
sakabatou Mar 2017 #8
JHan Mar 2017 #9
denbot Mar 2017 #10
mopinko Mar 2017 #6
Silver Gaia Mar 2017 #11

Response to JHan (Original post)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 12:50 PM

1. Imprinting.

Raised from a baby. The family is Penguin's family as far as she is concerned.

And yes, this is cute.

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Response to longship (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 01:01 PM

3. too cute. I love that she greets the family every morning before the boys go to school...

.. then goes on her way and comes back to hang out with the boys after school. She comes and goes as she likes ha lol

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Response to JHan (Original post)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 01:01 PM

2. Australia? That's the only place I remember

seeing magpies.

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Response to AJT (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 01:02 PM

4. Yep, in Oz.

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Response to JHan (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 01:09 PM

5. I vaguely remember people wearing hats with eyes sewn

on the back of them during hatching season to keep magpies from attacking because magpies are very protective.

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Response to AJT (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 01:48 PM

7. !



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Response to demmiblue (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 02:06 PM

8. Part of me can't help but laugh at this

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 04:24 PM

9. *CHokes* HAHAha.. one of the youtube comments slayed me:

"Jonathon Lawson2

i think Tumblr said it right...

For the uninitiated, this is what Magpies are like during “swooping season” here in Australia.

Fun fact: people have been known to walk around with empty ice cream containers on their heads to protect themselves in lieu of helmets.
Things to remember:

1) This is an Australian magpie. it is not like European magpies.It’s not a flappy bappy chirpy little shitbag you can bat away with your palm. This is a fucking crow in cow makeup
2) Cats and dogs will not try and take them on because cats and dogs know they will lose
3) They live for 25 years and yes, they will remember your face. Although I will confess that my 36 years of life I have never seen a dead one. Under tumblr logic this means they are immortal
4) They are insane. Cold stone bug-fuck insane. And they give zero fucks.I’ve seen them attack cyclists, moving cars, trucks, even a goddamn train.
So imagine, if you will, you are walking merrily down a street one spring and suddenly this train-assaulting, cow-cosplaying ball of immortal feathers and batshit insanity comes screaming out of nowhere and tries to embed itself in the back of your skull, beak clacking like the pump of a shotgun as it tears out chunks of your hair.
This is Australia."

Actually he could have just said "This is Australia" and we'd all understand lol.

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Response to JHan (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 06:09 AM

10. LoL, "Train assulting, cow-cosplaying, ball of immortal feathers, and batshit insanity.."

Thread win!

Another reason our cats should thank the kitty gods they don't live in Oz-land.

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Response to AJT (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 01:10 PM

6. there are american magpies.

pretty common w of the rockies. not the same species, tho.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 07:41 AM

11. Yes. We have magpies in CA. They are beautiful birds.

Annoying calls, but pretty. I love them.

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