Turns out our national bird is scaring people thanks to a viral video of it making a wild sound!
Footage of a Kiwi roaring is going gangbusters online, but its viral wave seems to have stemmed from good ol’ Reddit.
In a video shared to the subreddit ‘Nature Is F*cking Lit’, u/amish_novelty said: “Apparently the call of a Kiwi sounds like a mini T-Rex.” They're not wrong.
Hey, old mate God: What mood you were in when you gave our innocent, humble and flightless bird a roar that sounds like a bunch of bones at the bottom of an InSinkErator?
Commenters across all of social media have no clue what’s going on.
“I'm pretty sure that if my kids heard that at night they would 100% believe dinosaurs are still alive and not believe any evidence to the contrary,” said one person on Reddit.
“Could've given me an infinite amount of guesses and I wouldn't have come close to describing the sound that thing makes,” another added.
“Shows up. Screams into the night sky. Refuses to elaborate. Runs away,” wrote someone on an Instagram post.
“He kinda looks like a little dude with his hands in his pockets,” another IG user said.
Since we’re on the topic of New Zealand birds, John Oliver has had to clarify that he loves NZ after some NZers were not happy with his 'Bird of the Year' campaign.
Erin Reilly, part of the ‘Save The Kiwi’ group pushing for our national bird to win, is one of the NZers peeved at the talk show host. She told Newshub Oliver “doesn’t even like NZ” since he always makes us the “butt of his jokes” and this current bird campaign is another example.
On the latest episode of his show, Oliver said this was not true and passionately talked about how much he loves Aotearoa.
“I am doing it again,” he said, “but it is not because I don’t like you, it’s because I f*cking love you.”
Maybe we should be voting for his bird if our national bird can make such a scary sound!