When I hear the word ‘prankster’, my mind immediately thinks of The Mask and Bart Simpson. They might have hearts of gold, but they’re real jerks. However, it’s not just imaginary characters who like to make people’s lives difficult — there are plenty of jokester animals out there, too. Chief among them are birds. And they’re just waiting for the perfect moment to pounce and ruin your day. A pity they’re usually the only ones laughing at their horrible jokes.

If you ever thought that all the types of birds are sweet, innocent, and fluffy, well, we can tell you that the only animals in the world like that are pandas. No, no, we’re not biased. Not one bit. You have to believe us. [Hides panda flag].

To show you the hidden dark side that dwells within the hearts of all birbs out there, Bored Panda presents to you this list, freshly forged in the halls of our Editorial Department. Upvote the jerkiest pet birds, let us know in the comments which ones you think are the worst offenders, and warn your friends that birds are not as cute as they seem! While you’re on a roll, have a look through Bored Panda’s other fun lists about cats being jerks, funny animals that don’t care about rules, and bosses acting like the biggest jerks on the planet.

#1

Angry Cockatoo Tears Down Anti-Bird Spikes And Throws Them To The Ground

Angry Cockatoo Tears Down Anti-Bird Spikes And Throws Them To The Ground

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Martata
Community Member
1 year ago

Good

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#2

This Bird Waits For My Coworker To Show Up Every Morning. Then Spends The Day Looking At Itself In The Mirror And Shitting

This Bird Waits For My Coworker To Show Up Every Morning. Then Spends The Day Looking At Itself In The Mirror And Shitting

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Carlota Ocón
Community Member
1 year ago

How else would you spend the day?

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#3

Nice Paint Job. Be A Shame If Someone...

Nice Paint Job. Be A Shame If Someone...

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Ale_Vidal23
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1 year ago

Looks cute actually

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You might be willing to give our flying feathered friends a pass, but there’s plenty of evidence to suggest that birds can be real cretins. Just like some people. Sometimes worse. From aggressive behavior to unquenchable greed, one look at these funny birds will have you thinking its an apt representation of what human society would look like after the Apocalypse. And if birds are distant descendants of dinosaurs, I’d rather not think of the dastardly pranks that a T-Rex and his pals would pull if they were ever cloned!

#4

I Don't Think This Bird Can Read

I Don't Think This Bird Can Read

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Jessamyn Zolcznski
Community Member
1 year ago

Outlet busted methinks.

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#5

Classic

Classic

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Hans
Community Member
1 year ago

"The Southern Two-Beaked Stack-O-Gull appears to be clumsy, but its ability to steal ice cream cones from unwitted beacher-goers is unchallenged."

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#6

This Photo Of A Pelican Trying To Eat My Phone

This Photo Of A Pelican Trying To Eat My Phone

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Martata
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1 year ago

Took me a while

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It’s not just us who think birds are idiots. Scientists are on our side. Taki’s Magazine writes about the very worst flying egomaniacs who don’t care about anyone but themselves. Take hummingbirds as an example. The egoistically smart birds are so greedy, they claim bird feeders, and won’t let anyone else near them. Not even for a taste.

#7

Just Try To Frigging Cage Me Again

Just Try To Frigging Cage Me Again

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Martti Laurson
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1 year ago

I'd say cheap plastic from china

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#8

[Screw] This Tree In Particular

[Screw] This Tree In Particular

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Martti Laurson
Community Member
1 year ago

The claws were not sharp enough. Just slowly slipped down while pecking.

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#9

So.. Did The Bunny Grow Wings And Go To Heaven?

So.. Did The Bunny Grow Wings And Go To Heaven?

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Michael Kooris
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1 year ago

The rabbit went to live on your friend / uncles farm

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Now, are you ready for something spooky and chilling about crows? I warn you, you’ll never look at them the same again. Crows are, apparently, the living embodiments of gluttony. They eat everything. And I mean everything. From garbage to tiny, beautiful baby birbs. Crows have a special appetite for robins and bluebirds. I did warn you.

#10

Taken One Second Before Disaster

Taken One Second Before Disaster

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JinxBox
Community Member
1 year ago

My birds would pluck the dogs tail. They learned soon to do it gentle enough to keep it on a playful level.

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#11

This Goose Is Fery Angry

This Goose Is Fery Angry

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Hans
Community Member
1 year ago

Goose-O-Guard reports top duty.

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#12

This Bird [friggin] Hates Spelling

This Bird [friggin] Hates Spelling

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Martata
Community Member
1 year ago

Verything should be a word. Meaning it's a lot of things.

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Oh, and if you thought that the majestic bald eagles are exempt from criticism, think again. They’re such jerks that even other birds think they’re jerks. Bald eagles are so inept at hunting, they usually steal other birds’ prey or eat carrion, like vultures. Yuck.

#13

Bird Trying To Snack On The Family Pet

Bird Trying To Snack On The Family Pet

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Monday
Community Member
1 year ago

Cat's like: "seriously Nigel? seriously?"

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#14

Sometimes When Billy Is With His Friends He Can Be A Bit Mischievous

Sometimes When Billy Is With His Friends He Can Be A Bit Mischievous

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Hans
Community Member
1 year ago

I see people doing weird dances while an innocent bird tried to calmly eat his lunch. Such antics!

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#15

This Happened

This Happened

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Shireen
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1 year ago

I need to know the story behind this photo! 😂

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Not to mention some of the biggest meanies around — Canada geese and swans. Canada geese are legendary for their aggressive animal behavior and are known for how often they attack people. Though, according to USA Today, they only do so because people are expanding into their territory and getting too close to their eggs or newborn birbs. The same goes for swans: though they’re graceful and beautiful, they will stop at nothing to defend their kids if anyone gets near them.

If you ever see a hummingbird eyeing your ice-cream or a crow looking at you funny — drop everything and run. Hide. And lock the doors. Otherwise, you might be another victim of jerk birds.

#16

The Australian Firehawks

The Australian Firehawks

Australian firehawks proactively spread wildfires. Observers report both solo and cooperative attempts, often successful, to spread wildfires intentionally via single-occasion or repeated transport of burning sticks in talons or beaks. After succesfully spreading the fire, the "firehawks" are able to pick out fleeing prey or mung on the charred remains of those critters who didn't make it out in time.

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Cat
Community Member
1 year ago

This def deserves the title of asshole

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
1 year ago

Flaming asshole.

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Hans
Community Member
1 year ago

This is impressive and scary at the same time.

Michelle Chevalier
Community Member
1 year ago

Australia does it again! Spiders the size of german shepherds, poisonous EVERYTHING, and now birds that can harness the power of fire....smh

Wyndmere
Community Member
1 year ago

Hahahaha - Spiders the size of German shepards??!!! Funny analogy, but I hate spiders. OMG! Australia is becoming the land of my nightmares.

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Liz Perry
Community Member
1 year ago

How does anyone survive in Australia?

Sharon Conlan
Community Member
1 year ago

Erm the same as people do in the USA, just without guns

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Ryan Osbaldeston
Community Member
1 year ago

Sure you could interpret this as asshole behavior. I'm just impressed. This is an entire species of bird that has learned how to use fire to their advantage. Next up, stone age.

juice
Community Member
1 year ago

oh god...

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glowworm2
Community Member
1 year ago

Smokey the Bear tried to get them to stop. He was delicious that night.

Tricia ReeDonough
Community Member
1 year ago

That's rather ingenious really...

Tricia ReeDonough
Community Member
1 year ago

That's kind of ingenious really..

Daria B
Community Member
1 year ago

Guys, that's not how the Phoenix works...

Edgar Rops
Community Member
1 year ago

Brutally cunning and cunningly brutal

tuzdayschild
Community Member
1 year ago

No different than the traps humans set to hunt and capture animals. Don't be hatin'.

Sharon Conlan
Community Member
1 year ago

Not hating at all it’s fascinating

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Miranda Noble
Community Member
1 year ago

"How Hawks Cook Their Dinner" mmmm charred!!

Arno Nüüm
Community Member
1 year ago

Don't tell Bolsonaro that, he might come up with even crazier ideas on who started the fires.

Susan Gardner
Community Member
1 year ago

More proof that we cannot fight mother nature

Louise Stange-Wahl
Community Member
1 year ago

Smart and opportunistic.

Zelda Blue
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe they don't like raw food. They prefer medium rare.

goth_catlover_dumb
Community Member
1 year ago

Are you sure it aint a human in disguise?

Fulsome Kitten
Community Member
1 year ago

Ooo, a phoenix!

Lyop
Community Member
1 year ago

Australian wildlife continues to out do itself....

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

They like their food well done, eh?

Char Char
Community Member
1 year ago

Damn opportunists.

Tahani
Community Member
1 year ago

Dayyum....

Helenium
Community Member
8 months ago

Wow smart

Joshua Seaman
Community Member
8 months ago

Who can blame them for liking barbecue?

Corey Knisley
Community Member
8 months ago

That's the most bad ass hunting tactic I've ever heard of

Corey Knisley
Community Member
8 months ago

That's the most bad ass preying tactic I've ever heard of

Lorraine Davey
Community Member
8 months ago

this one deserves the title of Chef

Paizleypie
Community Member
10 months ago

Wow! I don't think Australia needs this kind of help.

Lorena Magee
Community Member
1 year ago

They probably started the fires in Australia

Wendy Block
Community Member
1 year ago

Assholes, yes, but also, genius!

Peter Glancy
Community Member
1 year ago

Well Mother Nature can do back burning!

Lira Herbolingo
Community Member
1 year ago

Australia... WHY???

Effy Shaw
Community Member
1 year ago

Don't Google what mung means...... I assume they used the wrong word.............

Effy Shaw
Community Member
1 year ago

...... Don't Google what mung means...... Because....... I don't think they used the right word.....

Jonathon Worner
Community Member
1 year ago

Bird arsonists? You're not serious?

PyroKitty
Community Member
1 year ago

PyroBirdie is my next hunting project

willow mary
Community Member
1 year ago

wow smartest in the case of surviving

moeless
Community Member
1 year ago

Re: the text box above the above photo. At least the second time I've read "birbs." Is that intentional?

Sue Knerl
Community Member
1 year ago

I've never heard of such a thing.

Mary Ciulla
Community Member
1 year ago

That must be a rudimentary form of tool-making.

Sharon Ingram
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow, my husband and I caught a PBS show just last night on this bird! Amazing!

Wordfloe-Acid-Test
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow. Talk about using what nature gives you. Or in some cases, thoughtless humans.

David Manhart
Community Member
1 year ago

wow! Interesting factoid.

Jaybird3939
Community Member
1 year ago

BBQ loving bird?

Lou Herout
Community Member
1 year ago

I had been wondering if there were any other animals that cooked their food.

Danielle Renee
Community Member
1 year ago

whoa...vicious!

Shirley Heyn
Community Member
1 year ago

Smart, actually.

Lisa Chambers
Community Member
1 year ago

Class A assholes.

Debi Biderman
Community Member
1 year ago

No way?! Asshole bird f

lucas the spider fangirl
Community Member
1 year ago

phoenix.

Sue Clasen
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow! It was one of the first hunting techniques that humans used with big preys

Sharon Conlan
Community Member
1 year ago

How cool, I live in Australia and this is the first time I’ve heard of this! Amazing what’s in Your own backyard

Ms E
Community Member
1 year ago

Uh ok :O That's not nice at all.

Jo Jo Timmons
Community Member
1 year ago

Wingkers!

Salinger Foyard
Community Member
1 year ago

i told you australia is danerous

rhyan lumilay
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh my that's a real life Talonflame!

Vivi
Community Member
1 year ago

"Let it burn!"

Earth Pig Fish
Community Member
1 year ago

But some plants need fire to spread the seeds

Karen Joy Nesheim
Community Member
1 year ago

I don’t know whether to give them props for their ingenious use of fire OR tell them they are environment destroying a-holes!

Cindy White
Community Member
1 year ago

clever

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

Jesus, Australia's wildlife is a nightmare!

Vicky Zar
Community Member
1 year ago

And people say animals are dumb.... yeah right. I mean... as bad as this is, for the purpose of the bird its quite clever.

Sue Laughman
Community Member
1 year ago

Smart birds

Christina Sersif
Community Member
1 year ago

That’s pretty f*cked up nature

Susann Campbell
Community Member
1 year ago

Are you kidding me? Really? They said only humans causes fires. Or PG&E and lightning.

JID RN
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow!

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 year ago

Smart bird -and I see nothing worse with this behaviour than of man clearcutting forests.

Phoenix Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

soooo a legitimate phoenix. Huh. Cool.

Phillip Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

These guys can go extinct

Jack Flory
Community Member
1 year ago

Just what California needs

Jan Sisk
Community Member
1 year ago

That's sad

Wyndmere
Community Member
1 year ago

Did any of these birds get released in the Amazon? It is burning right now.

Melanie Peapell
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow!!!

Agent K
Community Member
1 year ago

A-hole bird level 1000

Noez 🇸🇪
Community Member
1 year ago

Woah that's very smart!

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
1 year ago

This absolutely true.

Ui Neil Mah El Sandage
Community Member
1 year ago

No such bird or story. ~ No such adaptation. ~ Falconry is Trainable.

Kristy P
Community Member
1 year ago

"Shithawks" - RIP Mr. Lahey

Jessamyn Zolcznski
Community Member
1 year ago

Are you sure we don't have those in USA? 13 fires all at once Az had...makes me think

Denise Mirto
Community Member
1 year ago

BAD BIRDS

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#17

Who's Laughing Now Ass****?

Who's Laughing Now Ass****?

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Hans
Community Member
1 year ago

"Are you sure you need to check Bored Panda instead of feeding me?"

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#18

"Is This Cake Batter?!" *dunks Entire Head In*

"Is This Cake Batter?!" *dunks Entire Head In*

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Hans
Community Member
1 year ago

"The Green-sided Dough-Checker is known for his curiosity and endurance. Despite being prone to poisoning from salmonella, they have a life-span of up to 50 years – at least when regularly feeding on dough that has been prepared with whole grain wheat."

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#19

Yoink!

Yoink!

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Ale_Vidal23
Community Member
1 year ago

he defended his little buddy in need, what a friend!

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#20

Basically A Summary Of What Its Like To Own A Bird

Basically A Summary Of What Its Like To Own A Bird

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Tiny Dynamine
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1 year ago

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You shouldn't 'own' birds then. They should be free to live in the open.

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#21

Keeps Pecking The Window And Shouting At Me While I'm Trying To Work. D**k

Keeps Pecking The Window And Shouting At Me While I'm Trying To Work. D**k

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JeannevB
Community Member
1 year ago

The bird is just talking to his own reflection in the window.

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#22

Payback To The Masters

Payback To The Masters

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Bleh
Community Member
1 year ago

He looks proud

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#23

This Hawk Has Approximately Zero F**ks To Give About The Bees

This Hawk Has Approximately Zero F**ks To Give About The Bees

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Hans
Community Member
1 year ago

I might mix things up, but I think there are sveveral species of Hawk who are "bee-proof".

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#24

It Looks Better On The Floor, Karen

It Looks Better On The Floor, Karen

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Wil Vanderheijden
Community Member
1 year ago

The bird watched too many cat video's.

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#25

So This Dick Takes The Best Parking Spot Today

So This Dick Takes The Best Parking Spot Today

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Jessamyn Zolcznski
Community Member
1 year ago

I see no bird.just a ruffled up bush

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#26

From The National Aquarium Of New Zealand

From The National Aquarium Of New Zealand

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Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

As Mr. Mac's girlfriend, love is blind too

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#27

Sister Wanted To Pet Chicken, Chicken Disagreed

Sister Wanted To Pet Chicken, Chicken Disagreed

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Narunaru
Community Member
1 year ago

Bruce Lee would be proud.

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#28

Mr. Steal Your Fries

Mr. Steal Your Fries

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Panda Kicki
Community Member
1 year ago

Ohhh.. thug bird.. that look :D

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#29

Just A Nibble

Just A Nibble

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Jessamyn Zolcznski
Community Member
1 year ago

Help me! Don't just stand there taking pictures

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#30

Birds Being Jerks

Birds Being Jerks

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Janine B.
Community Member
1 year ago

Cute. *chuckle*

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#31

Stretch Swan

Stretch Swan

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Jessamyn Zolcznski
Community Member
1 year ago

Pennywise...the goose?

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#32

Look At This Jerk

Look At This Jerk

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Jessamyn Zolcznski
Community Member
1 year ago

Fish are friends not food.

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#33

“Guess I’ll Nest On This [friggin] Coffee” - Pigeon

“Guess I’ll Nest On This [friggin] Coffee” - Pigeon

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Hans
Community Member
1 year ago

There is serendipity and tranquility in this scene.

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#34

Birds Being Jerks

Birds Being Jerks

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Martata
Community Member
1 year ago

He's so proud

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#35

No Hooman You All Will Not Facetime Without Me!

No Hooman You All Will Not Facetime Without Me!

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Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

it's Beaktiming

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#36

This Adorable Little Asshole Eating My Sammich While Standing On The Goddamn Piece Of Bread I Gave Him

This Adorable Little Asshole Eating My Sammich While Standing On The Goddamn Piece Of Bread I Gave Him

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Letitia Hedding
Community Member
1 year ago

he's saving the there piece for later

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#37

It Looks Like Dozens Of Birds Decided To Sh*t On One Car At My Work

It Looks Like Dozens Of Birds Decided To Sh*t On One Car At My Work

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Wil Vanderheijden
Community Member
1 year ago

When you have p!ssed one bird off...

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#38

Theft Bird

Theft Bird

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Tahani
Community Member
1 year ago

the video of that is even better!

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#39

Yoink

Yoink

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varwenea
Community Member
1 year ago

The look of surprise on his face as he watches the rest of ice cream cone take flight

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#40

My Friend Took This Down At The Beach The Other Day... Need I Say More?

My Friend Took This Down At The Beach The Other Day... Need I Say More?

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Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

SurprICE

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#41

The Cement Wasn’t Dry Yet..but Who Cares If You’re This Bird...

The Cement Wasn’t Dry Yet..but Who Cares If You’re This Bird...

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Panda Kicki
Community Member
1 year ago

Hope his feets are alright! Could be heavy if it sticks.

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#42

A Hawk Used My Car As A Dinner Plate This Morning

A Hawk Used My Car As A Dinner Plate This Morning

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Ale_Vidal23
Community Member
1 year ago

damn, what a mess

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#43

Duck Gives No Ducks

Duck Gives No Ducks

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Letitia Hedding
Community Member
1 year ago

it actually looks cute

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#44

Incoming!

Incoming!

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Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

perfect aim

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#45

Beware Of The Cobra Chicken

Beware Of The Cobra Chicken

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Queen MT [lol nope]
Community Member
1 year ago

lmao there is a lake near my house and the Canadian geese there dont know the phrase "calm thyself" and lets just say that i had run home far too many times

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#46

Making My Son Cry Because She Stole His Sucker. And The Look In Those Eyes Is Pure Evil

Making My Son Cry Because She Stole His Sucker. And The Look In Those Eyes Is Pure Evil

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Signe Manat Hansen
Community Member
1 year ago

Lollipop.

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#47

This Goose Blocking The Road

This Goose Blocking The Road

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Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm like a bird, I only stay in a way. I don't know where Your home is, I don't care where Your home is

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#48

Get A Load Of This Ass****...

Get A Load Of This Ass****...

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Martata
Community Member
1 year ago

He looks like he's smiling. So proud he is. (or she)

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#49

Trying To Take A Picture Posing With The Birds

Trying To Take A Picture Posing With The Birds

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Martata
Community Member
1 year ago

I shall hang this in the bathroom

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#50

Seagull Attack

Seagull Attack

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Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

Not the frieeeeeeeeeeeeeees

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