Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Shagged by a rare parrot

My friend Ashish sent me this video and i just had to put it up here.  Thanks boozy!

This is a true incident which happened on the BBC Television series "Last Chance to See".  Excerpts from the Wikipedia article on this:

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Sirocco is a Kākāpō, a large nocturnal parrot, and one of the few remaining Kākāpō in the world. He achieved individual fame following an incident on the BBC television series Last Chance to See in which he attempted to mate with zoologist Mark Carwardine. Subsequent featuring of the incident on television channels around the world and onYouTube resulted in Sirocco becoming internationally known. 


In 2009, zoologist Mark Carwardine and television presenter Stephen Fry visited Codfish Island as part of a series for theLast Chance to See, focussing on endangered species around the world. While they were filming Sirocco, the bird hopped onto Carwardine's head and attempted to mate with him. The scene itself, and Fry's commentary "This is one of the funniest things I've ever seen. You're being shagged by a rare parrot", proved an instant television hit, being featured on news items around the world.


A video of the incident was uploaded to YouTube, where it received more than 700,000 views in one week. A year on, more than 2 million people had viewed the clip. Sirocco's Facebook page and Twitter account, set up after the screening, instantly attracted thousands of followers.

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The video is fantastic, a must see!




The thing that struck me as funniest in the video is the way the parrot was flapping his wings vigorously while doing it, smacking his mate really hard on both sides of the face in rhythm with his other actions.  Probably in the parrot world this might be romantic: yo ma hen *smack* who's your *smack* parrot-daddy now? *smack* c'mon say *smack* ma name *smack* baby say *smack* ma name *smack*!

I wonder how our women would take to this kind of treatment during sex.  They'll probably bobbittify us.

5 comments:

Harish said...

great video... hilarious... he should thank god, they decided to shoot just a parrot..

Vivek Rao said...

hahaha yeah
an orangutan would have been dashedly inconvenient
i hear they have powerful arms

Ashish said...

"look, he's so happy"

I can't stop laughing! That bird is awesome.

Vivek Rao said...

loved him!

Nona said...

:D