Workers use spikes on helmet to stop bird attacks

By Ashleigh Coran, Producer, acoran@wkmg.com
Published On: Nov 22 2013 08:21:20 AM EST
Updated On: Nov 22 2013 08:24:27 AM EST

A group of postal workers are protecting themselves with helmet spikes to fend off angry birds.

ASHBURY, New Zealand -

A group of postal workers are preparing for another angry birds attack. However, unlike the popular game, this is no laughing matter. 

In New Zealand, some workers have put spikes on their bike helmets to try and fend off angry magpies. According to TVNZ, the birds fly down and hit their heads. Magpies are known to be aggressive during nesting season. 

"I love my job," said Bev Chinn, "But as soon as I get up to the area I start panicking, because that is, where I know it's waiting for me."

An environmental group says it will only intervene if the birds are attacking other birds, not humans. When the postal workers presented the problem to the district council, they said it's a regional council issue to address.

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