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.

  • Fredrik Pettersen

    Mariachi could also work

  • Meh

    Beautiful bird by the way!

  • bluecheesedressing

    I saw one these in person in KwaZulu Natal thing was huge, like almost 5 feet tall- Looked like an eagle crossed with an ostrich.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Listen to this in another window while watching this video:



  • GeneralDisorder

    I was gonna say Yakety Sax and that would have probably worked as well but everywhere that Yakety Sax works, so does Popcorn by Hot Buttered.

  • Doog

    Bravo. This is fantastic.

  • Big Dog on Krampus

    need a version with tap dance sounds

  • Bling Nye

    I want one with "fuck you"s instead of taps.

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