TV reporter is assaulted while talking about high crime… by a PARROT! Bird pounces on journalist’s shoulder and flies away with his earpiece in Chile
- Journalist Nicolas Krumm found the bird resting on him during a live broadcast.
- He gestured to the cameraman to make sure the parrot was in the shot.
- The bird then stole his earpiece before flying off with him.
This is the hilarious moment a parrot perches on a TV reporter’s shoulder during a live broadcast about crime and insecurity, before stealing his earpiece and flying away with it.
Chilean journalist Nicolás Krumm was informing viewers about a house robbery when the bird surprised him.
He could be seen waving to his cameraman to make sure he focused on the unexpected guest.
But seconds later the monk parakeet decided that the main attraction was Nicolás’s earpiece and ripped it out of his left ear.
The stunned reporter, who works for Chilevisión, tried to retrieve it but was too slow and the bird disappeared with his prize while turning around and exclaiming: ‘He just took off my earpiece.’
Chilean journalist Nicolás Krumm was reporting on a robbery when the parrot surprised him. He asked the cameraman to make sure the bird was in view as it was “scenic”.
Moments later, the parrot decided that the main attraction was Nicholas’s earpiece. Krumm later said that the bird had been watching them from a nearby railing.
He later explained to a studio host, “We were doing a midday broadcast and halfway through I felt a presence near me and realized it was a parrot.”
“I tried to alert the cameraman more than anything because it was picturesque and I thought it wasn’t something that happens every day.
‘There are people who spend years training parrots to rest on their shoulders.
Krumm was doing a midday broadcast and halfway through he felt a presence near him and realized it was a parrot.
The announcer said he had to keep talking because they were live on air.
It was at that moment that the monk parakeet decided to take off the earpiece
“The parrot had been watching us from a nearby railing and I think my earpiece caught his eye because you can see him looking at it out of the corner of his eye before he picks it up.”
‘I had to keep talking because we were in the middle of a live broadcast.
“Just as I’m trying to make sure the cameraman has seen the parrot, he takes my headset off.
“It was not something that I wanted to comment on at the time because we were dealing with a sensitive issue that was a home invasion and I considered that the most prudent thing was to continue with the transmission.”
Krumm said the theft of the earpiece was not something he wanted to comment on at the moment because they were dealing with the sensitive topic of a home invasion.
Nicholas revealed that his cameraman had managed to find the earpiece and retrieve it from a nearby patch of grass during a subsequent search.
Nicolas also revealed that his cameraman had managed to find the earpiece and retrieve it from a nearby patch of grass during a subsequent search.
In March 2016, a rogue parrot landed on reporter Britney Klein’s shoulder as she was about to film a broadcast for Australia’s Nine News.
The video went viral because, forgetting that she was about to broadcast, the reporter swore before pleading and yelling at the cameraman: ‘Take it from me.’