Two kookaburras. One piece of meat. Only one will leave victorious.
Refusing to yield over pointless arguments is one of the few constants that runs through the animal kingdom.
It’s why I steadfastly refuse to talk to anyone who calls spaghetti bolognese ‘spag bog’, instead of ‘spag bol’, and I’m pretty sure the great cats vs dogs battle that’s lasted for millennia started because cats insisted on putting Milo in after the milk.
But all of those earth-shattering clashes pale in comparison to this war between two kookaburras.
Both birds were locked in a titanic struggle. One piece of meat wedged between both of their beaks – neither willing to budge.
In fact, they’d been out so long that one friendly bystander tried to warm them up with the cutest blankets ever:
So intensely focussed were the birds, that they weren’t phased in the slightest when he gave them seashell hats:
He even literally gave them another piece of meat. But what he didn’t understand was, this wasn’t even about meat anymore – it was about pride.
The man in question explained the situation on Reddit:
“Just a bit of background – these are two wild kookaburras (two amongst seven or so) that come to our house. We were feeding these two and they caught the meat at the same time and proceeded to be frozen in this pose for over 30 minutes.”
It’s been some 24 hours now, and he still hasn’t reported back – given the steely, unwavering resolve they’ve shown, we can only assume they are still in the exact same place, still fighting over that one piece of meat.