'It smashed me really hard': Cyclist suffers an anaphylactic reaction after magpie swooped and scratched her face while she was cycling
Mellissa Gregory was bike riding with partner when she was attacked by magpie
She claims the bird swooped and drew blood from her face causing it to swell
She was rushed to hospital leaving doctors confused over anaphylactic reaction
PUBLISHED: 14:37, 2 November 2019 | UPDATED: 14:37, 2 November 2019
Mellissa Gregory was bike riding with her partner at Chelsea's Bicentennial Park in Melbourne's south when a magpie swooped and attacked her face three times.
She claims the bird drew blood from her face causing it to swell from an allergic reaction.
'Out of nowhere I just get hit in the side of the face,' she told 7NEWS.
'Next thing I know there's just blood everywhere... It honestly smashed into me really hard.'
Ms Gregory was rushed to hospital and doctors were left confused over the anaphylactic reaction.