Bird Steals Camera, Films Flight Over Australia (Video)

Monday, 02 Dec 2013 04:53 PM

By Morgan Chilson

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It's not every day a bird steals a camera, filming its flight across the country, but that's what happened in Australia after one swooped in and picked up the recorder set up to capture crocodiles on video.

In what commenters were laughingly calling a “bird selfie,” in reference to all the online pictures that people take of themselves, the YouTube video shows the bird drop the camera and then peck on the screen a few times, discovering the prize was clearly inedible.

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The actual video of the camera dangling in flight is a little dizzying, but glimpses of Australia’s majestic landscape are plentiful.

The camera-stealing bird traveled 70 miles, The Associated Press reported.

The bird, which at least one person called an eagle but on the whole remained unidentified, could learn some lessons from a seagull that stole a camera out of a tourist’s hand in California earlier this year. The Globe and Mail reported that the gull flew out over the San Francisco Bay with the camera and then came back and dropped it on the walkway, where the tourist recovered it.

The gull did a better job than the Australian bird — its flight path was smooth and the horizon and ocean were pretty clear.

For a real bird’s eye view, check out video from the BBC that put a camera on a golden eagle, on purpose.

A miniature, light-weight camera attached to the bird beams pictures to a receiver and shows what it’s like to soar above the earth.

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