Yishun Woman Hangs Mynah Bird From Laundry Pole To Teach It Not To Intrude Her Kitchen

Birds can be pretty pesky at times — shitting on your dad’s car, flying into your kitchen, ‘invading’ your toilet with tree branches to build a nest, the list goes on.

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Regardless, most of us would just shoo them away or at most, stomp our feet to scare them.

However, one woman in Yishun has had enough. She somehow managed to capture a mynah bird, and decided to hang it upside down from her HDB unit’s laundry pole to teach it a lesson.

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For those who don’t know, this is how a mynah bird looks like. Familiar?

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Yishun woman hangs mynah, ACRES notified

On Wednesday (11 Dec), 24-hour wildlife rescue group ACRES shared on Facebook that they received a call about a mynah bird dangling from a laundry pole.

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It was when the officers arrive at the scene that they learnt the mynah was deliberately hung there as a punishment.

We can’t help but wonder the sort of damage this defenseless bird had caused to deserve such brutal treatment.

Punished bird for flying into her kitchen

Upon questioning the lady, ACRES officers learnt that she punished the bird because it flew into her kitchen.

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Which was why she felt it was necessary to hang the bird from a laundry pole — to serve as a warning to the misbehaving critter, and other birds, so they would “learn” not to fly into her kitchen anymore.

The officers then warned the lady that whatever she did was counted as an act of cruelty. National Parks Board (NParks) is currently investigating the case.

Mynah released after being checked for injuries

ACRES noted that the mynah was brought back to be assessed for injuries. They also gave it some water and food before eventually releasing it back into the wild.

At the same time, we hope the poor bird can recover from its emotional stress soon. Hopefully this incident can serve as a lesson for our readers — cruelty is never the answer.

If you come across similar incidences like this, you can inform ACRES via their 24-hour hotline 9783 7782.

Feature images adapted from Facebook and Flickr.