A lot can go wrong while playing video games on stream: The audio and video could cut out, your account could get banned, mom or dad could knock on the door and interrupt your focus, etcetera. For Australian streamer LyNcHy_AU, though, none of these things happened. Instead, a bird flew in and disrupted his flow.
A magpie, a black-and-white spotted bird common in Australian and regarded as one of the most intelligent animals in the world, flew into Lynchy’s Valorant stream as he was seemingly prepared to take out an enemy player. Before he could square his aim and pull the trigger, the magpie pulled a trigger of its own: crashing directly into Lynchy’s face, knocking his headphones off and causing him to yelp in the process. It’s a hilarious moment of nature striking back against humanity, and it was captured live on stream.
There’s an extremely loud thud just before the magpie enters Lynchy’s stream, entering from the right of the screen and flying into his home. After attempting to confront the bird, yelling at it to “get out of here,” the bird clapped back, seemingly disagreeing with Lynchy’s brazen inhospitality.
According to Vice, the only reason the magpie was able to enter the home and terrorize Lynchy was because of his two-month-old, potty-training puppy. “So while I’m gaming I need to leave that door that’s next to me so he can go to the toilet and stuff, do his doggy business,” Lynchy said on stream. “And because my partner’s been feeding the magpies the last few days, they’ve started hanging out the back fence.”
There’s a lesson to be learned here: don’t mess with bird unless you want to get one-clicked in the head by one.
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