'Only in Australia': Man fights with kookaburra over lunch

It's unwise to get between anyone and their food; but one ambitious kookaburra took the punt, inviting himself to a BBQ lunch.

A TikTok user shared the moment the bird calmly approached him, before before briefly struggling over the meat then triumphantly leaving with it.

"I was eating then this f**king kookaburra over here just comes and took a steak," user issacjohn said in disbelief.

"Only in Australia."

Screenshot from the video showing the kookaburra grabbing the pice of meat with its beak.
The kookaburra snagged itself a BBQ lunch. Source: TikTok/ isaacjohn

He then cuts to the bird playing tug-of-war with a friend over the piece of meat before giving up and letting the bird escape with it safely secured in its break.

"There you go brother, you do you," someone is heard saying in the background before it flew away.

The video racked up over 14,000 likes and over 234,000 views in just a few days, with users in disbelief over the clip.

"When non Aussies ask me why I’m so scared of kookaburras I’m gonna show them this," one TikToker said.

"Not only will he be back but his going to bring his relatives lol," one user joked.

"Australia. Where humans have to compete for their place in the food chain with every animal," another said.

Feeding birds is bad for their health: WIRES

WIRES advise against feeding any native birds, saying doing so can severely impact their health.

"Most birds eat a balanced diet; 90 per cent eat insects and nectar, seed or fruit," their website reads.

"People feeding birds the wrong food changes the balance of their diet and can negatively impact their health."

WIRES also said feeding birds can make them overweight and high quantities of fat are present in processed food and meat.

"Raw meat is lacking in calcium and has high levels of phosphorous which contribute to dietary imbalance and severe deficiencies.

"Native birds do not need extra food as they are well adapted to their environment and will be much healthier and happier overall if left to eat only their normal diet."

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