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
1 year 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
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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varwenea
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year ago

this is how seagulls play The Sand is Lava

Michelle Line
Community Member
1 year ago

My floor was always full of crocodiles.

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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."

Alice Laughs
Community Member
1 year ago

Finally check this one off in my Audobon field guide

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Janine B.
Community Member
1 year ago

Carpooling 2.0

N G
Community Member
1 year ago

Don't you just hate it, when you're sunbathing on an empty beach and some walks on top of you.

glowworm2
Community Member
1 year ago

"You're my chair now, Stewart."

varwenea
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

"But the sand is wet!", the top bird whines to the bottom bird.

tuzdayschild
Community Member
1 year ago

Wanna play horsey?

La Petite Morte
Community Member
1 year ago

Step 1: Stand on top of me. Step 2: ???? Step 3: Snack....err Profit!!

Max L.
Community Member
1 year ago

"Ive been looking for you everywhere!"

Wyndmere
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Maybe the top gull is the look out as they search for a person eating something they want to steal.

Zelda Blue
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't like getting my feet wet, carry me!!

Debbie Lyn Jones (Deb)
Community Member
1 year ago

Seagull taxi.

Stevie B
Community Member
1 year ago

But I'm tired.....

Tenay Douglas
Community Member
1 year ago

Its a glitch in the matrix

Miriam Christina Roonacker
Community Member
1 year ago

Take me to the fishy minion

Jenn 4 Jam
Community Member
1 year ago

"... that time you looked back and saw one set of footprints? YOU WERE ON MY BACK"

Grace Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

“He’s got to be the best pirate I’ve ever seen” “and so it would seem” *PIRATES OF CARIBBEAN THEME SONG*

PandaJon
Community Member
1 year ago

Footprints in the sand...

Agent K
Community Member
1 year ago

The view is better from up there

Useless Panda
Community Member
1 year ago

Runboost!

Maximiliano De Borba
Community Member
1 year ago

Father and son, play cowboy

Charlene Brickey
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe he was really tired from playing and his bird friend offered to help him. Beautifully done buddy!

Lynne Skyberg Millikan
Community Member
1 year ago

Hitchen' a ride 😊

Soupcat
Community Member
1 year ago

The other Seagull is bringing the large coat.

Terri Lee
Community Member
1 year ago

Seagull have slaves! Very bad birds.

NanZ
Community Member
1 year ago

That's a first!

Jan Huntsinger
Community Member
3 months ago

Hot. Hot. Hot!

Annie Kinney
Community Member
3 months ago

Piggy back pigeons

Andy Allen
Community Member
3 months ago

Is the one underneath called Cliff?

Stephanie Pride
Community Member
3 months ago

bird 1 : Sandbirds walk in single file the hide their numbers. Bird 2 : We’re SEAGULLS, and you’re supposed to walk behind me, not on me, you moron!

Willem Oostdyck
Community Member
3 months ago

Come Geoffrey! We ride at dawn !

Diane Patrick
Community Member
3 months ago

No sense of personal space.

Ian Taggart
Community Member
8 months ago

As Yoda can attest, seagulls are jerks.

EMMA LUND
Community Member
10 months ago

oof

KCN
Community Member
11 months ago

"a little help from my friend..."

Jennie McElyea
Community Member
1 year ago

he is not heavy he is my brother

Zee Zeaiter
Community Member
1 year ago

When you saw one set of footprints in the sand, it was then that I carried you- lmao

Kath Bentham
Community Member
1 year ago

Must be related! DSC_0181-5...f337bd.jpg DSC_0181-5da5f6cf337bd.jpg

Frederic Lalonde
Community Member
1 year ago

it a ubird

UndyingBisexual
Community Member
1 year ago

reminds me of oompaloompas XD

Barry Findlay
Community Member
1 year ago

i know jimmys around here somewhere... Oi Jimmy! Where the F#@k are you?

Aris Tzafalias
Community Member
1 year ago

A bet is a bet!

Doris S. Anderson
Community Member
1 year ago

probably confused about his sexuality, got into position and didn't know what to do next!

John Kamau
Community Member
1 year ago

These pics redefines the song "Bedroom Bully"

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
1 year ago

uber

Anja Schmidt
Community Member
1 year ago

2 Seaguls playing "Master and Rocky" ...

JMC
Community Member
1 year ago

See anything up there?

Laura Martin
Community Member
1 year ago

Much better view...

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

Avian Uber.

KatsRKool
Community Member
1 year ago

hahaha

Antti Ruuskanen
Community Member
1 year ago

Lokin päällä lokki

Jody Mathews
Community Member
1 year ago

This leapfrog game is for the birds

Bobby's Girl
Community Member
1 year ago

Seagulls are feathered jerks 24/7/365. I think maybe these two are getting ready to make more feathered jerks.

Josue Castellar
Community Member
1 year ago

Seagull 1: they'll never know it was two of us Jerry. Seagull 2: Get the fuck of my back Greg!! Seagull 1: But they'll never suspect the two of us!!!!!

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 year ago

double decker

mariantoniapd
Community Member
1 year ago

Double Pecker!

Sandy Kavanaugh
Community Member
1 year ago

Sometimes, my chickens will do this.

Melinda Owens
Community Member
1 year ago

You all don't know what this is? Many birds mate by with male standing on top of the female. Here's a video of how that works with gulls: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2017/06/seagull-mating-bath-england-video/

Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
1 year ago

Probably wants to get a better view without flying

Jan Sisk
Community Member
1 year ago

Friends...love it...

Denise Mirto
Community Member
1 year ago

hitchike

Debra Starr Moon
Community Member
1 year ago

Uber for seagulls.

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Where do you think chickens got the idea to chicken fight in the water? Chickens weren't smart enough to think of it.

Susan Mesick
Community Member
1 year ago

I wanna be 2 feet taller!

Shay Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

They took notes from the pigs!

Mia Cardenas
Community Member
1 year ago

Shameless seagull :-)

Salinger Foyard
Community Member
1 year ago

what?

TacocaT
Community Member
1 year ago

why do they even do this?

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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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
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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Bonnie Osborne
Community Member
1 year 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
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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Janine B.
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year ago

So much going on in this picture

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#15

This Happened

This Happened

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Shireen
Community Member
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

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#17

Who's Laughing Now Ass****?

Who's Laughing Now Ass****?

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N G
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year ago

it was batter and now is better....

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#19

Yoink!

Yoink!

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Incognito
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year 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

Mustardbyname Report

Hope Floats
Community Member
1 year 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
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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Hans
Community Member
1 year 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
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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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago

monster bird

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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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My O My
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
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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Janine B.
Community Member
1 year 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...

JohnnyLad93 Report

varwenea
Community Member
1 year 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
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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Janine B.
Community Member
1 year 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
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

Underrated_buzzard Report

AzKhaleesi
Community Member
1 year 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
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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Hans
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year ago

Mc Lovin?

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