‘Mutant pigeon’ with giant feet is leaving people seriously disturbed
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A 'mutant pigeon' with giant feet is leaving people seriously disturbed.
In the video, the bird can be seen pottering about with a pair of two comically large trotters looking like it has done about 10 straight years at the gym.
Now, what looks like some kind of Frankenstein situation or a dodgy lab experiment is actually no mutant at all, but is in fact, just a different breed of pigeon.
Yes - like cats and dogs, pigeons come in all different shapes, colours and sizes.
Definitely not your average gammy-legged and Greggs-loving variety - this fancy breed of pigeon has since been identified as the refined English Pouter.
The English Pouter, or Columba livia if you're fancy, is said to have developed over many years of selective breeding and, along with other varieties of domesticated pigeons, they are also descendants from the rock pigeon.
And it didn't take long for the video of the pigeon sporting an extremely puffed chest and some pretty tremendous trotters to soon go viral after clocking up over 18.6 million views on TikTok.
People clearly couldn't wait to share their reactions to the clip with one TikTok user asking: "What the hell kind of bird is that?"
Another perplexed viewer questioned: "Is it supposed to be like that…"
A third, clearly still baffled, user declared: "That is no bird."
"This is making me wheeze," revealed a fourth.
While many made comments about it's long legs, with one person writing: "Never skip leg day!"
A second said: "When you go to the gym and forget to make them legs."
"When the bro skips the leg day and only focuses on the arms." a third commented.
Others, however, were totally in awe of the bird with one congratulating its 'interesting build'.
Another said it had a 'cartoon build'. I mean, they're not wrong.
A third penned: "That is one majestic mother-fn pigeon."
"That's a cool bird," quipped a final TikTok user.
It sure is.