When you think of a bird landing on your hand, you picture something small and cute. Maybe a parakeet or a goldfinch. Twitter user @ilovenicegrass had a completely different experience with her run in with an unexpectedly ominous bird. While inside of the Sugarcreek Bird Sanctuary in Bellbrook, OH marveling at the tropical wonders and other winged creatures, a large black bird landed on her head, as if marking her for death.
As terrifying as the large black bird may appear, it’s actually a palm cockatoo, a species known for its smoky-gray or black feathers. Part of the cockatoo family, the palm is indigenous to the Aru Islands, Cape York Peninsula, and New Guinea. But let’s, for a moment, forget that it’s a magnificent form of avian life and remember that, at first glance, it’s a giant, freaky-looking black bird that is clearly on the prowl for somebody’s soul.
That is what the angel of death looks like kids. Just to let yalls know.— mia (@mimibee12) May 22, 2018
Boi that's the grim reaper telling you he getting ready to reap, GUARD YO SOL— ROCK (@Rickie99_) May 20, 2018
As some suggest, it’s not a cockatoo that landed on her head, but a prehistoric, extinct avian reptile.
Lmao my son swooped in and claimed that bitch i aint throwing dukes with a pterodactyl— 🚧 (@spreadterror) May 21, 2018
The general reaction to the video hasn’t disappointed, with people chiming in with their own takes on the encounter. Where one person cleverly references The Wizard of Oz, others are less accepting of the thought of the large bird landing on their heads.
Is yo girlfriend wearing ruby slippers too? Cuz them flying monkeys DO NOT PLAY— Sunshine🍒🌞 (@_ssunsshinee_) May 21, 2018
Then there are the bravest of boyfriends who’d willingly step away and let the bird take its prey.
if that bird landed on my girlfriends head it’s over he can have her— Zachary Marcic (@zachary_marcic) May 21, 2018
At the end of the day, @ilovenicegrass took the most positive spin on her dark and ominous visitor.
>:-( it means im a disney princess all the animals luv me— name cant be blank (@ilovenicegrass) May 21, 2018
H/T: Twitter, Mashable