Saturday, November 21, 2009

Mynah plagues customers at Paya Lebar McDonalds

 Mynah plagues customers at Paya Lebar McDonalds
A common black mynah bird made its way into the McDonald's outlet at Paya Lebar and STOMPer SL sent in this video of it being chased by both the staff and customers.

In an email to STOMP today (Nov 21), the STOMPer wrote:

"A common black mynah found it's way into a McDonalds outlet at Paya Lebar Singpost.

"The customers and staff of McDonalds were seen chasing the bird out.

"The bird seemed lost and couldn't find its way to the door which was held open by a customer.

"It took more than five minutes before the bird was chased away.

"The below clip was taken by my iPhone and I decided to share with fellow STOMPers. Check it out!"

Do check out the video posted on STOMP. Although to be honest, the camera work is horrible; you hardly get to see the bird at all. Forget it, watching the video is a complete waste of your time.

If a myna (Acridotheres sp.) can cause such a flap, imagine the chaos if it were something much larger and potentially more dangerous. Like this coyote (Canis latrans) that walked into a Quizno's sandwich shop in downtown Chicago. Fortunately, no one was hurt in that encounter, and the coyote was subsequently released, although it does make for some very interesting lunchtime conversation.