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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Radek Suski
Community Member
2 years ago

good boi

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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
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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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varwenea
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Maybe it's smart enough to turn it off?

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#5

Classic

Classic

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

this is how seagulls play The Sand is Lava

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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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varwenea
Community Member
2 years ago

That's an awesome photo!

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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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Shannon Richards
Community Member
2 years ago

Could be why historically bird cages are all metal?

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#8

[Screw] This Tree In Particular

[Screw] This Tree In Particular

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Ashley Galyen
Community Member
2 years ago

Must be full of yum yums.!

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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
Community Member
2 years 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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Bonnie Osborne
Community Member
2 years ago

That Face Is Precious!!

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#11

This Goose Is Fery Angry

This Goose Is Fery Angry

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Hans
Community Member
2 years 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
2 years 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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Janine B.
Community Member
2 years ago

Pelicans are very curious. They examine everything with their beaks.

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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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Shalom Faya
Community Member
2 years ago

So much going on in this picture

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#15

This Happened

This Happened

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Shireen
Community Member
2 years 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
2 years ago

This def deserves the title of asshole

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#17

Who's Laughing Now Ass****?

Who's Laughing Now Ass****?

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N G
Community Member
2 years ago

Th_s _sn't fu__y

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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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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

it was batter and now is better....

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#19

Yoink!

Yoink!

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Incognito
Community Member
2 years ago

I gots a souvenir

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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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Tahani
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks so pleased with themselves!

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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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Jayden Michael
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

"You didn't pay this month's rent, Jared!"

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#22

Payback To The Masters

Payback To The Masters

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Bleh
Community Member
2 years 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
2 years 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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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

This is an oddly feathered, beaked cat.

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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
2 years ago

I see no bird.just a ruffled up bush

jenjie.newt
Community Member
2 years ago

He's flashing his bird bush

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HC
Community Member
2 years ago

He's a lot prettier than your car. I'd yield to him.

Moo Moo Futch
Community Member
2 years ago

My great uncle Terry had a dairy farm when I was a kid. My mum took me to visit one time when I was 14 - and already six foot tall. She was sat at the kitchen table talking to her aunt while I went out exploring. I was warned about the Geestapo outside the farm house. But when I met the pissy Peacock I realised the Geese were easy to get around. Mum said all she could see was my head moving back and forth over the top of the hedge row outside. She didn't realise I was running from a very angry, seriously pissed off Peacock. I'll never forgotten that. It's funny in hind sight but at the time damn. I couldn't get my legs to move fast enough.

Demonic Darkness
Community Member
2 years ago

The.. Gestapo?

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Kathy Baylis
Community Member
2 years ago

He can have it. First, he is absolutely beautiful. Second, peacocks can be incredibly nasty and should be given a wide berth.

Megan
Community Member
1 year ago

very true XD

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BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

Majestic show-off.

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

So the bird is a peadick? Just doesn't have the style of the original name.

Susan Gardner
Community Member
2 years ago

This would make my day

Eleanor Redding
Community Member
2 years ago

I love peacocks so much

Sandy Kavanaugh
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow, he must be extremely old, to have such a large train.

Susann Campbell
Community Member
2 years ago

And he is taking up two parking spaces.

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Rebekah
Community Member
2 years ago

Peacocks are mean assholes.

Elizabeth
Community Member
2 years ago

Beware the claws! You think you can power into that spot, but when you come back out your paint/car exterior will be destroyed!

Crochet lady
Community Member
2 years ago

Was at the zoo with my kids, attempting to have a picnic lunch on the lawn. The Cincinnati zoo let the peacocks roam free in the zoo. A very aggressive, very beautiful peacock decided our lunch was his. Came running at us full speed and took the food right out of our hands! Zookeeper said NEXT time (yeah, he actually said that) flap your arms aggressively at the bird to show him who's boss. He showed us and it worked. But there won't be a "next time". My kids were terrified. Lol.

James Hardin
Community Member
2 months ago

NOW its the best.

Flare
Community Member
1 year ago

I wouldn't be mad.

Jennie McElyea
Community Member
2 years ago

I was worried he would get Charlotte but his tail is dead

Jeanette Kakleas
Community Member
2 years ago

Peacocks are so beautiful when they open up their feathers

Jonathon Worner
Community Member
2 years ago

Peacocks do whatever they want

Janis Wise
Community Member
2 years ago

Peacocks are dicks too. Like they somehow bought into all the narcissistic qualities of being “beautiful and having glorious plumage”.

Em148teal
Community Member
2 years ago

That’s amazing

Sharon Hyatt
Community Member
2 years ago

His Majesty has a sense of Entitlement.... Why not ? Because he has a magnificent tail !

Brother Mao
Community Member
2 years ago

best. car. ever. parked.

Jonny Chevalier
Community Member
2 years ago

might have a crush on your car......?

c Fuller
Community Member
2 years ago

Haaahahahahaha! Just try to take it Bubba! C'mon! Bring it!

Shirley Heyn
Community Member
2 years ago

Knows just how much space his tail display requires. . .

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow, what a tail.

Ms E
Community Member
2 years ago

Guess it will move when coming closer with a car though :)

Salinger Foyard
Community Member
2 years ago

and also shows off its feathers

Liesa Yopp
Community Member
2 years ago

If this the new version of flipping the bird? I'm sorry, I had to.

TacocaT
Community Member
2 years ago

I see nothing other than a godly boss.

Vivi
Community Member
2 years ago

Sad, he belongs to nature.

Karen Joy Nesheim
Community Member
2 years ago

Bird versus car...... I would drive in real slowly. Worst case you are down one jerk peacock.

Id row
Community Member
2 years ago

I would give that majestic bird whatever they wanted.

Nope
Community Member
2 years ago

where the f is this to have "pee-cocks" roaming around?

A B C
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow, he's massive!

NikiBiki The Gamer
Community Member
2 years ago

There's a hospital in my city that has a lot of peacocks at. They are a friendly bunch and you are able to buy seeds from a shop inside the Hospital. Whenever I went there were chicks

Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
2 years ago

He's saying he's much prettier than any car.

Vanessa
Community Member
2 years ago

he can have my parking spot, my home, and my job

Lucy Shupe
Community Member
2 years ago

We used to have a neighbor that owned a peacock, the first time after we moved into our house across the street. There was a horrific sound coming from her yard. We later found out the “HELP” “HELP” sound was a peacock in heat. Scared the holy crap out my hubby, me and our two young kids.

Von
Community Member
2 years ago

Hahahahaha!!!! I bet this is somewhere near where I live in SoCal. Lol. The peacocks KNOW they trump everything and everyone!

Mia Cardenas
Community Member
2 years ago

So beautiful

Michael Wheeler
Community Member
2 years ago

None shall park.

THEPS
Community Member
2 years ago

He's showing off

Sara Lopez
Community Member
2 years ago

That has to be Florida. They are everywhere and they scratch peoples cars and shit on them

Noez 🇸🇪
Community Member
2 years ago

He's prettier than your car, so he wins...

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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
2 years 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
2 years ago

Bruce Lee would be proud.

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#28

Mr. Steal Your Fries

Mr. Steal Your Fries

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

when you have to take the grocery bags from the car inside the house

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#29

Just A Nibble

Just A Nibble

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Stormschance
Community Member
2 years ago

Our cats learned very quickly not to mess with our conures

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#30

Birds Being Jerks

Birds Being Jerks

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反社会的
Community Member
2 years ago

monster bird

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#31

Stretch Swan

Stretch Swan

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Jessamyn Zolcznski
Community Member
2 years 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
2 years 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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My O My
Community Member
2 years ago

Maybe he needed a butt warmer

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#34

Birds Being Jerks

Birds Being Jerks

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Monday
Community Member
2 years ago

African Greys are little assholes....they'll have one favourite person and everyone else is a chew toy

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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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Janine B.
Community Member
2 years ago

Cutie pie.

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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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years ago

the video of that is even better!

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#39

Yoink

Yoink

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varwenea
Community Member
2 years 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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Janine B.
Community Member
2 years ago

Lol

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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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varwenea
Community Member
2 years ago

Canadian goose are a-holes, breaking the normal "Canadians are nice" myth.

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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
2 years 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
2 years ago

it actually looks cute

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#44

Incoming!

Incoming!

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Janine B.
Community Member
2 years ago

Impact in 3, 2, 1..

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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
2 years 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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AzKhaleesi
Community Member
2 years ago

awwww the sucker matches him / her. I love Sun Conures, that's gonna be my next conure.

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#47

This Goose Blocking The Road

This Goose Blocking The Road

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Rowlie
Community Member
2 years 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
2 years 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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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Why does this lady make evil grimaces to scare away the peaceful birds?

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#50

Seagull Attack

Seagull Attack

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Aaron Kara
Community Member
2 years ago

Mc Lovin?

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