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Bird Steals Camera In Australia, Records Journey

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WATCH: Bird Steals Camera From Australian Park

SYDNEY (AP) - A brazen bird snatched a video camera that was recording crocodiles in northwest Australia and captured fascinating footage of its 110-kilometer (70-mile) journey across the country's remote landscape.

Wildlife rangers in Western Australia's Kimberly region released video on Monday that reveals the sea eagle's caper. The bird's flapping wings can be seen as it grabs the device and takes off, and the eagle later poses for a selfie, poking its face into the camera lens.

Rangers set up the motion-sensor camera along the Margaret River in May, hoping to record images of crocodiles. The camera, which is about 10 to 15 centimeters (4 to 6 inches) long and 5 centimeters (2 inches) wide, disappeared soon after and the rangers figured it had fallen into the water.

The rangers recently found out that the device had been found near the Mary River, about 110 kilometers (70 miles) away, ranger Roneil Skeen told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. When they examined the video inside, the real culprit was revealed.

The rangers plan to bolt down their cameras from now on, Skeen said.

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granmaslincoln December 03 2013 at 11:35 PM

Heh,hoe about some privacy? You in there.

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sylvabugg2 December 03 2013 at 11:35 PM

That's a birds eye view. Sorry couldn't help myself.

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leonardelpaso7 December 03 2013 at 11:31 PM

Obviously, this one is for the birds !

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tallman1958 December 03 2013 at 11:02 PM

Hey reporter your ego may make you think that we care what you have to say, but actually the full vid is what we would like to see. Why is she on longer than the bird? Does she really think our interest is listening to her? Wanna bees.... they have the never to call themselves journalists.

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exlondoner December 03 2013 at 10:49 PM

Nice footage, but pathetic reporting AND it's several months old.

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davisp419 December 03 2013 at 10:35 PM

That is cool.

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staceyrg59 December 03 2013 at 10:28 PM

Did not renew my account with AOL juste for this reason. I have to watch a commercial and then listen to really BAD reporting.

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PSYCHiATRY is a SCAM December 03 2013 at 10:46 PM

thought this stuff was free ?

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kjperes December 03 2013 at 9:56 PM

Eat your heart out, Kim Kardashian...this bird took the best selfie EVER!!! ;-)

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David December 03 2013 at 9:29 PM

Next time show the video of the "journey".. This is uninteresting.

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knoxwarner December 03 2013 at 9:41 PM

It's a cover-up. They don't want anyone to know that Pope Francis trains camera-snatching birds at night.

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jtkeyz December 03 2013 at 9:23 PM

Where's the travelogue film?
AOL writers are nearly as bad as those that write for Huffington Post. It starts out short and then editors shorten it. That leaves a little bit of nothing to read and many questions left unanswered.

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