Rebellious Cockatoo Rips Down Anti-Bird Spikes And Throws Them On The Floor

Isaac Sherring-Tito was just strolling at the Tow Centre Arcade in Katoomba, New South Wales when all of a sudden, something spiky hurtled down onto the ground. Naturally, he looked up to see who and what had caused it. To his surprise, he found a cockatoo ripping out anti-bird spikes on the ledge! It was removing the spikes so it could walk and rest on the ledge.

These anti-bird spikes were installed on the shopping center’s ledge to protect shoppers from experiencing unfortunate bird poo incidents. However, this spunky little bird wasn’t having it. Instead of just flying away to find a spike-free spot, it took matters into its own hands, er, beak. When Isaac stumbled upon this feisty feathered creature, it had already uprooted several lines of the spikes.

cokatoo pull out anti bird spikes on a shoppping centers ledge

 

cockatoo removes anti bird spikes on a ledge

 

cockatoo uses its beak and leg to remove the spikes on the wall

 

satisfied cockatoo

 

anti-bird spikes on the ground

 

rows of anti bird spikes on the walkway

 

This cockatoo made a bold statement against a mall by picking out the anti-bird spikes installed along one of its ledges

The bird’s amused witness didn’t waste any time and started recording the hilarious ‘crime’. And when he shared his discovery on Facebook, it quickly became a viral hit. As of writing, the video has already amassed over 7.7K views, 16,000 likes and 49,000 comments. Surprisingly, a lot of people actually know the mischievous bird. In fact, it turns out that it’s actually a bit of a celebrity thanks to its many dubious antics.

However, we can’t exactly blame this bird for being naughty. According to Sean Dooley, editor of Australian Birdlife, they “seem to take great enjoyment” in destruction, “whether it is random vandalism or more strategic damage”.

he cons tourists

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the cockatoo

Stilgeherrian

 

This type of bird is very mischievous

These fabulous feathered creatures are endemic not only to Australia, but Indonesia, New Guinea, the Philippines and the Solomon Islands. There are about 21 species of this bird. On average, these birds are said to live up to 60 years. However, there was one that defied the norm, a bird called Cookie lived in Brookfield Zoo in Chicago from 1933 to 2016.

mishievous cockatoo

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aussie jerkbird rests on a sign

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Check out the reaction towards this defiant bird’s spike-pulling antic

cockatoo bird bars can't stop me

 

birds are taking over

 

clever girl

 

fighting back

 

going to be hailed as a hero among other birds

 

proof of aussie animals being danerous

 

much smarter than many humans i know

 

love the way the camera zooms out cockatoo spirit animal

 

hero birb

 

smart little cookie

 

spikes are illegal to use

 

the birds have spoken

 

welcome our bird overlords

 

Watch the video here

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Posted by Isaac Sherring-Tito on Monday, 1 July 2019

 

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