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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months ago

So much going on in this picture

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#15

This Happened

This Happened

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Tru ebu
Community Member
10 months ago

Who's laughing now??

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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
10 months ago

This def deserves the title of asshole

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
10 months ago

Flaming asshole.

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Hans
Community Member
10 months ago

This is impressive and scary at the same time.

Tru ebu
Community Member
10 months ago

Every time I think I've seen Australia win the title of "nastiest animal" they pull another one out of the bag. To anyone who lives there - kudos. Just, wow. You are amazing!

Lyop
Community Member
10 months ago

Yeeeesss.

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Michelle Chevalier
Community Member
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months ago

How does anyone survive in Australia?

Sharon Conlan
Community Member
10 months ago

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

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Ryan Osbaldeston
Community Member
10 months 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
10 months ago

oh god...

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glowworm2
Community Member
10 months ago

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

Tricia ReeDonough
Community Member
10 months ago

That's rather ingenious really...

Tricia ReeDonough
Community Member
10 months ago

That's kind of ingenious really..

Daniel Lewis
Community Member
10 months ago

Humans fear fire. But it is actually an essential tool of forest management and forest preservation. In fact, the reason there are huge devestating forest fires is because humans always try to stop natural fires and so the reserve of burnable material is allowed to build up.

NMN
Community Member
10 months ago

In sorry, but that is definitely not accurate. I can't affirm with certainty for temperate forests, but for savanna-like biomes the natural fires occur by the end of the dry season, due to lightning, followed by rain, it is fast spreading and low temperature fire. While human fires occur in the middle of dry season, with no rain around. As for rainforests fires, well, they are mostly human, since it takes more to start and establish the fire, also the type of material available makes our a stronger higher temperature fire. Being simple, natural fire is part of management of grass material, which burns faster than humans would be able to stop (rendering impossible for humans to "allow it to build up"), also, the natural fires occur by the END of dry season exactly because it is build up and now there is a source of fire to ignite that is just followed by the natural extinguisher. I tried to be simple, but if required I can be more specific.

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Daria B
Community Member
10 months ago

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

Edgar Rops
Community Member
10 months ago

Brutally cunning and cunningly brutal

tuzdayschild
Community Member
10 months ago

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

Sharon Conlan
Community Member
10 months ago

Not hating at all it’s fascinating

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Miranda Noble
Community Member
10 months ago

"How Hawks Cook Their Dinner" mmmm charred!!

Arno Nüüm
Community Member
10 months ago

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

Susan Gardner
Community Member
10 months ago

More proof that we cannot fight mother nature

Louise Stange-Wahl
Community Member
10 months ago

Smart and opportunistic.

Zelda Blue
Community Member
10 months ago

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

goth_catlover_dumb
Community Member
10 months ago

Are you sure it aint a human in disguise?

Fulsome Kitten
Community Member
10 months ago

Ooo, a phoenix!

Lyop
Community Member
10 months ago

Australian wildlife continues to out do itself....

BusLady
Community Member
10 months ago

They like their food well done, eh?

Char Char
Community Member
10 months ago

Damn opportunists.

Tahani
Community Member
10 months ago

Dayyum....

Paizleypie
Community Member
5 days ago

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

Lorena Magee
Community Member
5 months ago

They probably started the fires in Australia

Wendy Block
Community Member
8 months ago

Assholes, yes, but also, genius!

Peter Glancy
Community Member
8 months ago

Well Mother Nature can do back burning!

Lira Herbolingo
Community Member
8 months ago

Australia... WHY???

Effy Shaw
Community Member
8 months ago

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

Effy Shaw
Community Member
8 months ago

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

Jonathon Worner
Community Member
8 months ago

Bird arsonists? You're not serious?

PyroKitty
Community Member
9 months ago

PyroBirdie is my next hunting project

willow mary
Community Member
10 months ago

wow smartest in the case of surviving

moeless
Community Member
10 months 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
10 months ago

I've never heard of such a thing.

Mary Ciulla
Community Member
10 months ago

That must be a rudimentary form of tool-making.

Sharon Ingram
Community Member
10 months ago

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

Wordfloe-Acid-Test
Community Member
10 months ago

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

David Manhart
Community Member
10 months ago

wow! Interesting factoid.

Jaybird3939
Community Member
10 months ago

BBQ loving bird?

Lou Herout
Community Member
10 months ago

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

Danielle Renee
Community Member
10 months ago

whoa...vicious!

Shirley Heyn
Community Member
10 months ago

Smart, actually.

Lisa Chambers
Community Member
10 months ago

Class A assholes.

Debi Biderman
Community Member
10 months ago

No way?! Asshole bird f

lucas the spider fangirl
Community Member
10 months ago

phoenix.

Sue Clasen
Community Member
10 months ago

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

Sharon Conlan
Community Member
10 months 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
10 months ago

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

Jo Jo Timmons
Community Member
10 months ago

Wingkers!

Salinger Foyard
Community Member
10 months ago

i told you australia is danerous

rhyan lumilay
Community Member
10 months ago

Oh my that's a real life Talonflame!

Vivi
Community Member
10 months ago

"Let it burn!"

Earth Pig Fish
Community Member
10 months ago

But some plants need fire to spread the seeds

Karen Joy Nesheim
Community Member
10 months 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
10 months ago

clever

Id row
Community Member
10 months ago

Jesus, Australia's wildlife is a nightmare!

Vicky Zar
Community Member
10 months 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
10 months ago

Smart birds

Christina Sersif
Community Member
10 months ago

That’s pretty f*cked up nature

Susann Campbell
Community Member
10 months ago

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

JID RN
Community Member
10 months ago

Wow!

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
10 months ago

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

Phoenix Smith
Community Member
10 months ago

soooo a legitimate phoenix. Huh. Cool.

Phillip Smith
Community Member
10 months ago

These guys can go extinct

Jack Flory
Community Member
10 months ago

Just what California needs

Jan Sisk
Community Member
10 months ago

That's sad

Wyndmere
Community Member
10 months ago

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

Melanie Peapell
Community Member
10 months ago

Wow!!!

Agent K
Community Member
10 months ago

A-hole bird level 1000

Noez 🇸🇪
Community Member
10 months ago

Woah that's very smart!

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
10 months ago

This absolutely true.

Ui Neil Mah El Sandage
Community Member
10 months ago

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

Kristy P
Community Member
10 months ago

"Shithawks" - RIP Mr. Lahey

Jessamyn Zolcznski
Community Member
10 months 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
10 months ago

BAD BIRDS

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#17

Who's Laughing Now Ass****?

Who's Laughing Now Ass****?

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N G
Community Member
10 months 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
10 months ago

it was batter and now is better....

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#19

Yoink!

Yoink!

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Incognito
Community Member
10 months 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
10 months 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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Hope Floats
Community Member
10 months ago

I'd be the idiot that brings food in for him everyday and the mad woman that sits by the window and has full blown conversations with a seagull.. Ha ha ha... (I do the same with squirrels)..

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#22

Payback To The Masters

Payback To The Masters

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Bleh
Community Member
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months ago

monster bird

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#31

Stretch Swan

Stretch Swan

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Jessamyn Zolcznski
Community Member
10 months 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
10 months 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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Tru ebu
Community Member
10 months ago

Would Sir like one creamer or two?

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#34

Birds Being Jerks

Birds Being Jerks

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Monday
Community Member
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months ago

the video of that is even better!

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#39

Yoink

Yoink

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varwenea
Community Member
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months ago

damn, what a mess

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#43

Duck Gives No Ducks

Duck Gives No Ducks

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Tru ebu
Community Member
10 months ago

He drew a Duck head with his footprints! Picasso, is that you?

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#44

Incoming!

Incoming!

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Janine B.
Community Member
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months ago

Mc Lovin?

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