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Furious Cockatoo Destroys Anti-Bird Spikes And Throws Them Away Like A Boss

caitlyn.clancey 11 Jul 2019

Imagine if someone placed rows and rows of pointed spikes wherever you wanted to sit so you just couldn't. Sounds pretty frustrating, doesn't it? Welcome to the world of anti-bird spikes.

Also known as anti-nesting spikes, these man-made inventions are meant to prevent birds from perching wherever humans don't want them to. This can include building ledges, rooftops, garages ⁠— basically anywhere someone decided they didn't want to hear birds, see birds, or deal with inevitable bird droppings.

Humans are just the best, aren't we?

One bird decided enough was enough when it came across a ledge completely covered in those spiky barbs.

Facebook | Isaac Sherring-Tito

According to Bored Panda, Facebook user Isaac Sherring-Tito recently came across a particularly disgruntled cockatoo while he was walking down a street in Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia.

Looking up at a nearby building, Isaac realized the bird was using its beak to literally rip anti-nesting spikes from the ledge like an absolute badass.

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If you're anything like me, your knowledge on cockatoos (or most birds, for that matter) is pretty limited.


Well, all you really need to know about this specific winged creature is that cockatoos are zygodactyl, just like parrots. What does this mean?

Basically, their feet feature two toes pointing forward, and two toes pointing backwards. If it helps, picture one of those claw machines from an arcade, and you've got the right idea.

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Armed with these unique feet, cockatoos have no problem climbing or picking up things because their feet are like our hands.

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And in fact, these creatures also have some pretty powerful beaks that they have full and complete range of.

So, you pair their beaks with their feet, you get a bird who can do whatever it wants if it's angry enough.

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Thankfully, Isaac knew this was definitely a moment worth capturing on video, and began recording the bird as it continued its mission.

Facebook | Isaac Sherring-Tito

Quite incredibly, the cockatoo can be seen moving along the ledge, using its beak and feet to pick up the ends of the anti-bird system and tear it away. Once it finished with a section, the bird simply dropped the contraption over the edge and continued on with its spectacular show of rebellion against the man.

Check out the full video below!

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Since posting the clip on his Facebook page, Isaac's hilarious bird sighting has garnered over 3 million views.

People in the comments seem to be unanimous in their feelings towards the anti-bird spikes (entirely opposed, of course), and many can't get out just how incredibly badass this little bird is.

"That bird is a true anarchist," one user wrote, while another added, "Gangster parrot!"

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Even on YouTube, people can't seem to get enough of this bird who got fed up enough to go wild on the whole operation.


"Bird alone WEAK," one user wrote. "Bird Together STRONG."

Another decided to write what we were basically all thinking and said, "Now that's an Angry Bird!"

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Funnily enough, this particular cockatoo turns out to actually be somewhat of a local celebrity on Katoomba Street.

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Twitter user Stilgherrian revealed that the bird is actually a regular in the area and is known for being pretty mischievous, particularly when it comes to dealing with locals.

"He tried to steal the shopping from my supermarket trolley once," Stilgherrian revealed.

Personally, I would have let him. This bird seems to run those streets. I wouldn't try and refuse him anything, no sir.

h/t: Bored Panda

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