This is the viral moment a cheeky parrot reportedly flies off with a man’s mobile phone and films its flight around the neighbourhood.
The video, shared on Twitter by netizen ‘Fred Schultz’ has gone viral with over 1 million views, and was allegedly filmed in an unspecified neighbourhood in India.
In the footage, a parrot apparently has hold of a filming phone as it takes to the sky and a man, presumably the phone owner, tries to stop it from leaving the backyard.
However, the squawking bird escapes the property and takes a trip around the neighbourhood, all the while filming the scenes with the man’s phone.
Netizens had a lot to say about the viral video, with online debates taking place about whether the footage was authentic or manufactured.
Twitter user ‘Hugh Sturdy’ commented: “I’m surprised the parrot held on to it for such a wild long trip! I assume the owner of the phone got it back as we were able to see the video (unless the parrot also knew how to post it to Twitter!).”
Netizen ‘KodsPlan’ said: “You can see some of the surroundings at the start and end of the video. (The parrot) returned to the same location. Must be domesticated.”
However, ‘Kathleen Balson’ wrote: “It’s 100 percent an animation. Pause and look at the bird wings. They look cut out with harsh edges – there’s no real motion blur. Shadows on the ground and buildings are too sharp. The leaves on the trees don’t have real texture. It all looks flat. Movement is also extremely unrealistic.”
‘Cyclops11’ said: “Must have put a GoPro on it. No way it carried a phone that far…”