‘Bruce the Brolga’ squares up against a wary tradie – as locals say the bird is ‘inquisitive but never angry’
- Man vs wild: Australian tradie has been captured facing off against a Brolga bird
- Bruce the bird can we seen stretching its wings out as the man imitates him
- Footage was captured outside a construction site in Griffin, Queensland
- Tradie runs away, letting out a scream that has left viewers laughing
Hilarious footage has emerged of a tradesman facing off with a large brolga.
The short clip shows the man coming face to face with the large brolga bird outside a residential construction site in Griffin, Queensland.
The bird, known to locals as Bruce, can be seen stretching its wings out and bobbing up and down as the man comically follows on with his fists up as both try to taunt each other.
A tradie (pictured) has faced a brolga in the front yard of a construction site in Griffin, Queensland
‘Bruce squaring up to a tradie in Griffin,’ the video was captioned.
In the end, the man is sent running away from the large bird.
‘Bruce the brolga needs to find a friend,’ commented one viewer.
The video, which was originally posted to Tik Tok, has been shared to multiple platforms and left many in stitches.
‘This is the funniest thing I have seen for a long while,’ commented one viewer.
‘The scream got me wheezing,’ another agreed.
‘Bruce the Brolga’ can be seen stretching its wings and jumping up and down as the man imitates him (pictured)
Some social media users cheered on Bruce.
‘Sic him Bruce, you show him who is boss,’ wrote one person.
‘Australia, where instead of guns we have killer birds and wildlife that will F you up,’ another joked.
Locals have since reassured everyone that Bruce is a harmless bird.
‘He’s never been pushy, demanding or angry. If you’re in a garage he’ll walk in, say hello, pretty loud sometimes and walk off,’ one local commented.
Brolgas are one of Australia’s largest birds and are commonly found all over Queensland.
They are known for their unique dance which includes jumping into the air, head bobbing, wing flapping, bowing and strutting.
The man runs away screaming from the brolga (pictured stock image) – one of Australia’s largest birds