This is the moment a couple of huge scavenging condors left hungry by the departure of people from local streets size up a couple of toy poodles in a penthouse apartment.
The footage shows the two huge birds that have landed outside a woman’s apartment and can be seen trying to eat her three French poodles.
The clip was widely shared by Spanish media which said that it took place near the Spanish stadium, in the city of Las Condes which is in the Metropolitan Region in Chile.
In the one-minute footage, the dogs can be seen barking excitedly at the huge birds on the other side of the glass, while they in turn seem equally interested in the dog and at one stage one of the birds tries to bite one of the animals.
Local media noted that the dogs remain safe as the windows were closed at the time.
The footage was posted on Tik-Tok by user Gabriela Leonardi and shows the impressive size of the two South American Andean Condors (Vultur gryphus) as they walk around the side of the apartment looking for a way to reach the dogs.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature classifies them as Near Threatened in their red list and it is the largest flying bird in the world in terms of combined measurements of weight and wingspan – which can stretch to an incredible 3.3 metres (10 feet 10 inches).
It has distinctive white feathers around black plumage and is distinctive because its bald head can change colour depending on its emotional state.
Local media speculated that the birds which are scavengers and had no doubt become used to clearing up leftover food dumped by humans, and were hungry and struggling to survive in the city as people stayed at home because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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