We've got to give this brazen owl (thought to be a juvenile Eurasian eagle owl) ten points for flawless execution! Step 1: Lull your rooftop neighbour into a false sense of security by pretending you're just hanging out and minding your own business. Step 2: Unobtrusively position yourself for optimal poop-spraying efficacy. Step 3: Don't overdo it. A small squirt is enough; gravity will do the rest. Step 4: RUN!

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This hilarious video has landed some amazing comments, including this one from YouTuber Liz Quilty: "Life: Some days you are the bird shitting, sometimes you are the bird looking confused." Wise words.

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