In Case You Missed It: Bird steals camera, poses for selfies

Ugh, birds. Always taking stuff that doesn’t belong to them.

Need proof? A sea eagle in Western Australia stole a camera strategically placed along the Margaret River to record crocodiles.

Instead of Animal Planet-type footage of crocs in their natural habitat, we go on a bumpy ride seeing all sorts of the Australian landscape … upside down.

Rangers originally thought the motion-sensor camera had fallen into the water back in May, but they recently found out it had been discovered near the Mary River, some 70 miles away.

“They’ve had camera traps moved before, but not taken off, like a flying camera you know?” ranger Roneil Skeen told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. “It was pretty cool so we were pretty shocked.”

Skeen also said it is fortunate that it was a young sea eagle who is still learning the art of hunting.

“The adult sea eagles, once they get their food or their prey, they usually take it right up into the sky and drop it,” Skeen told ABC. But instead, this curious eagle set it down and started pecking at it, posing for a few selfies.

Selfish and taking selfies? Must be a millenial.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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