Terrestrial Bird Of Prey Repeatedly Tries To Stomp Out A Rubber Snake On A String

September 18, 2017

This is a short video of a hippogriff secretary bird (hold all my calls) repeatedly stomping the head of a rubber snake on a string that its trainer is dragging. Apparently secretary birds (reschedule tomorrow's budget meeting) are employed by South African farmers as pest controllers, particularly to kill snakes. Presumably because the birds (which are primarily terrestrial and stand over 4-feet tall and can weigh up to 12-pounds) are absolutely terrific at stomping and ripping their prey to shreds. Good to know. When reached for comment about the savage birds, Wile E. Coyote shit his tail and ran off a cliff.

Keep going for the video while I turn this into an interpretive dance.

Thanks to zamAmaz, who's not convinced that isn't a Phoenix.

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