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Cockatoo Removes Anti-Nesting Spikes And Throws Them Away

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Cockatoo Removes Anti-Nesting Spikes And Throws Them Away

A cheeky cockatoo has been filmed tearing down some anti-nesting spikes on a ledge in a shopping centre.

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The clip filmed in Katoomba, Australia, seems to show the bird making his feelings known about the anti-nesting spikes as it methodically removes them with its beak and tosses them to the ground, leaving the space clear for other birds to chill on the ledge.

As the camera pans out it shows a number of the spikes have been removed right the way along - apparently this little bird has been busy.

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After the video was shared on Facebook by Isaac Sherring-Tito with the perfectly apt title 'f**k the police', it's been viewed more than two million times and has attracted plenty of comments from people impressed by the bird's antics.

One person commented: "The trail of destruction is magnificent."

The cheeky bird was filmed throwing the spikes onto the floor. Credit: Facebook/Isaac Sherring-Tito
The cheeky bird was filmed throwing the spikes onto the floor. Credit: Facebook/Isaac Sherring-Tito

While a second wrote: "As an Aussie, I feel inordinately proud of this bird's attitude and hard work."

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Others have praised the bird for being 'f***ing cool' and suggested that the guy who filmed the clip helps hide the evidence for the cockatoo.

On Twitter, someone claimed they had had their own run in with the bird and joked that it was a 'liar and a thief', well that may be, but he's already pretty cool for pulling those spikes away so his mates can perch.

This isn't the first time a bird has hit the headlines for misbehaving, just last month a pensioner told how he and his wife had become prisoners in their own home after a couple of aggressive seagulls attacked them whenever they tried to leave.

Roy and Brenda Pickard were trapped in their home for six days after a two seagull chicks slipped into the canopy above their front door, which doesn't sound like too much of a big deal, but if either Roy or Brenda tried to leave the parents would appear and try and attack them.

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Poor Roy, 77, even ended up in hospital after one bird smacked him so hard on the back of the head it left him bleeding.

Two seagull chicks slipped into the canopy directly above Roy and Brenda Pickard's door. Credit: SWNS
Two seagull chicks slipped into the canopy directly above Roy and Brenda Pickard's door. Credit: SWNS

Roy, from Knott End, Lancashire, said: "The whole thing has been terrible.

"I've not been able to go out of the front door. If I try to get out of the door, the two adult birds are right there, and I've got no chance. It's genuinely frightening."

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Thankfully, a local radio station came to the couple's aid and fitted a gazebo outside their door meaning they can leave the property safely until the seagulls have grown and moved on.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Isaac Sherring-Tito

Topics: Animals, Australia

Claire Reid
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