STOMPer JoJo spotted what she called a smart bird, perched on the metal railings of the MRT train, hitching a free ride from Jurong East to Bukit Gombak.
Says this STOMPer:
"Have you ever take a train ride with a bird standing on the metal railings which was on top of you?
"Here is a smart bird who took a free ride to his desire destination. From Jurong East to Bukit Gombak."
I wonder if this Javan myna (Acridotheres javanicus) was distressed at suddenly finding itself in unfamiliar surroundings. I'm not sure if the distance travelled fell within the bird's usual home range; Winged Invaders states that the average home range of a Javan myna is about four hectares.
I hope the bird didn't make a mess of the train.
Well, at least it was only a bird. In 2002, in the city of Portland, a coyote (Coyote latrans) actually hopped onto the light rail system.