If you were a betting man, and who’s to say you’re not, you’d wager that a stand-off between an elegant bird and two sizeable tigers could only end one way. The bookies would do those stupids odds where you have to bet like £100 just to win back a Wham bar and a kick in the shins.
I mean, it’s a sure thing right?….
Initially, as this video shows, the tigers are spurred on by the fact that there’s two of them and by the fact that they’re…tigers. Tigers up against a friendly red-crowned crane.
It’s two-on-one, it’s fearsome predators against nice-looking winged animal. The tigers know this, chasing the bird down with the type of arrogance that permeates off people when their victory in Monopoly is assured and they insist on playing it right to the end anyway so you can marvel at their victory.
But then, like an episode of Game Of Thrones, the bird throws down a twist that’s so twisty I’m getting tied up in knots just thinking about it. The crane turns and not only faces the tigers, but charges them as well. Needless to say, the crowd at Hangzhou Zoo (China) go absolutely wild.
The tigers try and redeem themselves, rebuilding their tattered pride in the process, but the crane is having none of it. Standing up to them bravely, flapping it’s wings in their face, and going full-on Wealdstone Raider.
“You want some?! I’ll give it ya!”