Dog and Bird Are Friends

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This is one of the strangest animal videos that I've ever seen.

My first thought was that the Australian magpie in this video is badly injured--that it can't escape the dog. But no: the bird can walk and fly easily. It keeps returning to the dog to play and cuddle with him. Then at 3:10, it gets involved with the human's laundry work.

-via David Thompson

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Awesome :D Love how the birdy keeps rolling on to its back or side and that the puppy knows to be at least a little gentle with it heh. Reminds me of the crow that adopted the kitten.
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I'm guessing this magpie was raised by the family from a fledgling, since it shows no hesitation to play with the humans either. Also, I've never seen a bird lie on it's side like that, legs in the air. That looks like a behavior it's learned from playing with the puppies. I wonder if it will learn any human speech?
Corvids are awesome.
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