Pigeon lands on the hood of a moving car and casually clings to Clarke Quay
Pigeon teams ride on moving car in Singapore
Here in Singapore, we often see birds like mynahs and pigeons roaming our concrete jungle.
We usually see them waddle on their feet or fly, so seeing them using any other mode of transportation is certainly confusing.
On Monday, January 10, a man took to the Singapore Wildlife Sightings Facebook group to talk about a pigeon that landed on the hood of their moving car.
The indifferent pigeon even stayed for the duration of the video, apparently hitchhiking to Clarke Quay.
Pigeon casually sits and rides on a moving car
On Monday, January 10, Facebook user Mr. Ng shared the video of the pigeon to the Singapore Wildlife Sightings Facebook group.
The 42-second video shows the pigeon casually sitting on the hood of the car traveling on North Bridge Road.
The bird got comfortable in seconds, resting its tail feathers on the windshield with the wind blowing through its hair, or rather its feathers.
At this point a man in the car said jokingly, “Pigeon. How much are you going to pay us for this ride? “
The creature even seemed to shake its head as the car crossed the Elgin Bridge.
A woman in the car quickly expressed her concern for the pigeon.
The man then said that he should park the car somewhere to hunt the pigeon.
As the car moved along South Bridge Road, the woman suggested they take the pigeon to a park.
Hearing this, what sounded like a child’s voice said jokingly that maybe the pigeon’s nest would be there.
The driver stops to chase the pigeon
Despite human concerns, the pigeon continued to sit casually on the moving vehicle.
Another woman’s voice was then heard asking if the bird would fly away when the car accelerated.
The other passenger replied that the problem was that she wasn’t even sure she could fly.
After a few moments, she then said with a laugh, realizing, “Oh, he still flew on the car.”
According to the Facebook post, Mr. Ng finally stopped the car to hunt the pigeon. He added a warning that the pigeon had not been injured.
Internet users amused by the pigeon
Internet users were amused by the clever little pigeon, with some saying he had discovered how to enjoy the feel of the wind in his feathers without having to fly.
Others joked that it was the last GPS device to offer a “bird’s eye view”.
Many others also felt that the pigeon resembled Spirit of Ecstasy, the ornamental sculpture on the hood of vehicles of the luxury car brand Rolls-Royce.
Smart for hitchhiking
We don’t know why the bird landed on the hood of the car in the first place.
Anyway, it was very smart to hitchhike with unpretentious humans. It was certainly great coo to look at.
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Featured image adapted from Daniel Ng on Facebook.