Two people inside a car in Kingston, Canada couldn’t hold back their laughter as they watched a crow perch on their working windscreen wiper and refuse to move.
As you can see from the video, the defiant bird absolutely does not care as the wiper tossed it here and there. Even after all the efforts the car owner put in to scare it away.
Explains Scott Rogers, the video uploader:
The event took place as I left my home with a friend. We immediately noticed the crow sitting on the wipers of my car, which was parked in the driveway. Amused, we thought we’d scare it away by approaching, but it coolly watched us rather than fly away. We thought opening the car doors would make it leave. No dice. Same with starting the car. Surely, reversing out onto the street would scare it off. It did not, the crow just stared at us through the windshield. After slowly inching down the street without the crow moving, I gave it some gas, and even with enough acceleration to blow its feathers backed, it just perched there. I couldn’t very well drive to my destination with a large bird on my wipers, so I pulled over and engaged the wipers, sure that it would finally take off.
At that point I took the video. I wish I had recorded the whole thing, it was crazy.
Story ends well, eventually I got out of the car and gently pulled the bird off. It didn’t resist, and when I let it go it hopped a couple of times and took off, so apparently it wasn’t injured. One of the crazier things I’ve ever seen.
The video was actually uploaded in July 2013, but only went viral this week.