A family visiting New Zealand captures amazing video footage — thanks to a sneaky bird!
The family was inside Fiordland National Park watching the birds when the son decided to put the GoPro on a railing. That’s when a parrot flew by and snatched it! Luckily, the GoPro was still filming, so it captured the bird’s entire flight.
At first the family was in shock, but quickly started running after the bird. The mother, Alex Verhuel, says the bird flew straight for a bit, then stopped on a tree branch. When the bird heard them approach, it dropped the camera onto some rocks. Amazingly, the camera was intact and still filming!
“The luck of him holding it, looking at his body, rather than just up into the sky,” Verheul told a local television broadcast. “They’re fascinating. They just call out to you and follow you and fly around. It’s quite hilarious.”
Fiordland National Park
Fiordland National Park is on New Zealand’s South Island. It is well-known for its waterfalls, fjords, trails, rainforest, and spectacular views. The park is home to New Zealand’s deepest fjord, Doubtful Sound. While exploring, visitors can see bottlenose dolphins, fur seals, and penguins. Famed Milford Sound is also part of the park, enticing scuba divers from around the world.
You can read why we named it one of the best national parks outside of the U.S.