It is not unusual to hear mild-mannered old ladies insisting that magpies should be shot. Magpies are among the most intelligent of birds, so are quick to make use of new food supplies, such as car kills. What's more, they are adept at avoiding being run over themselves.
They are known to be obsessive collectors and hoard indiscriminately. Perhaps the most notorious magpie behavior is the picking of open wounds and scabs on the backs of livestock. If they find an open wound, such as that from a new brand, they may pick at it until they create a much larger wound. The wound may eventually become infected and, in some instances, may kill the animal.
THIS IS A COLLECTIVE FAMILY RELEASE!
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