In a captivating video that has taken the internet by storm, a group of pigeons has showcased their remarkable skills in the art of “grain theft.” The video, shared by Instagram user and artist Shibani Mitra, depicts a fascinating scene of pigeons swarming a moving vehicle and deftly pecking at sacks of grains.
With a touch of humor, Shibani Mitra captioned the video, “Hyderabad pigeons are a class apart.” This extraordinary display of avian dexterity has garnered over 130,000 likes and left viewers in awe.
Amusingly, viewers drew parallels with popular culture references. One Instagram user quipped, “Attack on ration,” a nod to the renowned Japanese anime series “Attack on Titan.” Another cleverly coined, “Grain theft auto,” evoking the iconic video game series “Grand Theft Auto.” In a playful twist, an Instagram user remarked, “Alibaba aur 40 kabootar,” referencing the timeless Arabic folktale “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.” Observing the pigeons’ swift heist, one individual humorously noted, “Steal and run has never been so real.”
This video offers a glimpse into how animals and birds adapt their behavior to the urban landscape. In a similar vein, an August video made waves online, featuring a seagull’s audacious “shoplifting” of a sandwich from a convenience store in Scotland. The clever seagull entered the store through automatic doors, grabbed a sandwich, and found itself momentarily trapped inside. Fortunately, a passerby came to the rescue, triggering the automatic doors to allow the seagull to escape and savor its stolen meal outside the shop.
In another memorable incident last year, a viral video showcased a herd of elephants skillfully plucking sugarcane from a stationary truck in the middle of the road. The behavior of these elephants was humorously likened to “tax deduction at source” by Parveen Kaswan, an IFS officer, adding a touch of whimsy to this natural spectacle.
These intriguing encounters with wildlife remind us of the remarkable adaptability and resourcefulness of our animal companions in navigating the modern world.