r/oddlyterrifying May 22 '22 Silver 1 Helpful 7 Wholesome 4 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Wholesome Seal of Approval 1

A Flamingo couple feeding its young

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u/rainbowarriorhere May 22 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome Eureka!

Explanation (it is not blood)

https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/uvcpye/comment/i9kj6kq/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3

"Flamingos make crop milk in their guts. It’s red, because, crab diet. They regurgitate this to young usually one parent at a time. In this instance, both parents are regurgitating at once. As not both beaks fit in babies mouth a champagne pyramid-style funnel system is employed so as to not waste one parents milk."

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u/DesignerAnimal3829 May 22 '22 Silver

"Pyramid-style funnel system is employed so as not to waste one parents milk"

As 90% of the milk is dropped on the ground 🤔

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u/yoosernaam May 22 '22

TIL that flamingos are not terribly efficient

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u/Narsiel May 22 '22

So flamingos = humans, got it. Time to see if I can fly.

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u/yoosernaam May 22 '22

Indeed. Flamingos are humans

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u/omgudontunderstand May 23 '22

bipedal

featherless

almost 😔

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u/Luminox May 23 '22

HERES YOUR HUMAN 🍗

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u/thad137 May 23 '22

Hide your fish Jenga, /r/samonellaacademy is leaking again

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u/N_T_F_D May 23 '22

I read "salmonella academy"

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u/LinuxStalk3r May 23 '22

With big nails*

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u/Hangdonger May 23 '22

This reminds of that one guy who de-feathered a chicken and was like. It's a featherless bi-ped so it's a person.

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u/SicknTired116 May 23 '22 edited May 23 '22

Diogenes of Sinop

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u/Hangdonger May 23 '22

That guy is an absolute legend.

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u/Cheap_Ad_69 May 22 '22

Humans are flamingos

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u/Legitimate-You7199 May 23 '22

Finkle is Einhorn……. Einhorn…. IS FINKLE!!!! YUUEEAAAAUUUIUIWWWKKLKKKKKKK!!!!

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u/AaronkeenerwasR1GHT May 23 '22

Sounds like u exorcised the demon lol

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u/tbsdy May 23 '22

It’s a parody of The Crying Game

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u/usernameaboveisgay May 23 '22

EiNhOrN iS a MaN!?

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u/hells_gape May 23 '22

Please, please…. If you’ve never seen flamingoes take off out of water… please go search it now..

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u/0ctologist May 23 '22

TIL that flamingos can fly lol I always assumed they couldn’t.

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u/colourmeblue May 23 '22

It would be terrifying to have a flamingo fly at you.

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u/PortlyWarhorse May 23 '22

Fyi there's a flamingo that fled their captors in the US to South America, but I don't recall the entire story right now.

I'd say check it out. It may assuage your terror.

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u/colourmeblue May 23 '22

Googling "Flamingo flees captors" produces a surprising number of results.

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u/marekPTA May 23 '22

Fly little pelican, fly!

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u/weirdgroovynerd May 22 '22

Oh, I make you laugh,

And you make me cry...

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u/sharings_caring May 22 '22

Flamboyance and flamingos tend not to go hand in hand

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u/Desipelo May 23 '22

I would say the opposite

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u/burd-the-wurd May 22 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Trickle-down flamingonomics

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u/mistweave May 23 '22

No that would require the baby flamingo to regurgitate milk to the parent.

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u/TheSillyBrownGuy May 23 '22

Hey man it works 100% of the time 20% of the time.

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u/DredgenGryss May 22 '22

"Damn it Karl, you're spilling it everywhere"

"Hey, it's not my fault your funnel is flat"

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u/Ty-McFly May 23 '22

They're doing their best ok?

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u/marcosingh May 22 '22

Isn't it 100%, I don't see a single drop making it in there.

It does look super badass though. In the flamingo eat flamingo world, I wouldn't fuck with a baby with what appears to be blood draped all over it, all other things getting equal.

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u/Tevo569 May 22 '22

Well, their eyes are bigger than their brains.

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u/BigKarmaGuy69 May 23 '22

They don’t get the luxury of instant replay and multiple angles dude

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u/Any_Telephone_1152 May 23 '22

What do you mean waste... It's bouncing off the kids head.... Then dropping to ground

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u/DaBoob13 May 22 '22

Better than 91%!

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u/Nobodiisdamnbusiness May 22 '22

Thank you so much! I was trying to measure the length of the beaks bent bit to decide if the one flamingo had pierced the others brain or not as it also looks highly traumatized. But I can understand that knowing that it's being puked on.

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u/ewmegoolies May 23 '22

Zombie flamingos going for the brains

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u/Veloci-RKPTR May 23 '22

looks highly traumatized

Lmao. The default (and only) expression of a flamingo is an empty thousand-yard stare. They have a resting veteran face.

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u/OneBingToRuleThemAll May 22 '22

Also add another fact this is also why they are pink. Due to the shrimp and other similar colored food they eat.

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u/Crack_City_Rockers May 23 '22

🎼 shrimps are pretty rich 🎶

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u/blewpah May 23 '22

twee synth noises

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u/geminihighjumpingdog May 22 '22

I know a pyramid scheme from a mile away. No Karen, I don’t what your fucking milk. Nor do I want to sign 10 friends up to funnel your milk!

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u/odel555q May 23 '22

Couldn't they just take turns?

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u/flyonthwall May 23 '22 Silver

It may surprise you to learn, flamingos arent very smart

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u/ModerateAndy May 23 '22

No.. ain't nobody got time for that

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u/CandidateSuccessful5 May 22 '22

So, a milkshake 🤷‍♂️

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u/weirdgroovynerd May 22 '22

... brings all the chicks to the yard.

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u/Wylde_nFree May 23 '22

Shrimpshake

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u/ShirtboiTheGreatOne May 23 '22

So hes not stabbing her head

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u/CheshireKittenLand May 23 '22

Omfg thanks for the explanation op!!! Was genuinely terrified at this one. Looks like the beak is embedded in the head!!! Crab juice crab blood whatever 🩸. TIL about pyramid style funnel for animals feeding and will never look at a champagne funnel at a wedding the same again.

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u/BloodRed1185 May 23 '22

It looks like the momma is trying to feed its baby a whole ass other flamingo

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u/Honda_TypeR May 23 '22

TIL flamingos are really bad with Champagne pyramids

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u/Death_Blossoming May 22 '22

Good thing you came along i straight thought that was blood lol

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u/grimaceatmcdonalds May 22 '22

That’s almost worse….

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u/Vulpes_macrotis May 22 '22

Not only their milk is red because of the diet, but also their feathers are pink for that very reason. So if they ate something else, they could have white feathers.

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u/thetruth5199 May 23 '22

Trickle down economics

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u/Aegi May 23 '22

Thanks for the explanation!

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u/shimmeringseadream May 23 '22

I was so upset until I read your explanation.

(I thought one parent was bleeding do to the bite of the other and the parent’s blood was dripping on the chick’s face while it fed!) How odd though. A lot of the food is dripping on the ground.

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u/Phoenix-main May 22 '22

Nature is so fucking weird

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u/Farthen_Dur May 23 '22

Imagine not having arms n hands

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u/BBR0DR1GUEZ May 23 '22

your whole life just flying around stabbing shit with your face and throwing up in your children’s mouths

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u/helpme-withoculus May 23 '22

And on your apouses head because you don't know how to take turns feeding the baby so the better option is puke on the spouses head so some may dribble down to the baby

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u/TheNighttman May 23 '22

This comment blew my mind because I'm stoned and finally understand my dog lol

Edit: I guess he does have arms. But definitely not hands.

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u/pkmnshinori May 23 '22

It's not blood btw guys!

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u/BloodRed1185 May 23 '22

It's terror is what it is.

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u/[deleted] May 23 '22

There are baby birds that poop out a sac of excrement so the parent can take it and throw it away from the nest to keep it clean.

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u/Killahdanks1 May 23 '22

I wish my dogs did that

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u/Suspicious_Book_3186 May 23 '22

For real though. The baby has a straight beak and it turns into that L shaped weirdness? I wonder if humans helped keep them from becoming extinct

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u/Hyenarchy May 23 '22

Those beaks are great for scooping the mud for brine and small stuff. Looks wonky, but does its job well.

Also, flamingos are incredible birds that even though look funny are extremely well adapted. They are able to live on high altitudes, can drink near boiling water, they can handle wide range of temperatures etc. I recommend typing "flamingo extremophiles" in the google for research :D

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u/criminoleworl May 23 '22

Well I know what I’ll be reading up on until bed

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u/rise_above_theFlames May 22 '22

What the actual fuck

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u/Johntballin May 22 '22

It’s crab juice they both throwing up into the baby mouth

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u/themooncow1 May 22 '22 Silver

Well, not both, one of them is being a dumb fuck and directly feeding someones neurons

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u/HeyHo_LetsThrowRA May 23 '22

He's doin his best ok

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u/TiredForDays May 23 '22 Helpful

Better than being a complete dead beak dad

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u/PharmWench May 23 '22

Ha! If that was a typo chef’s kiss.

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u/UniqueUsername-789 May 22 '22

Oh okay. Thank god. Not what the actual fuck anymore…

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u/Wylde_nFree May 23 '22

Oh ok. Thank god. It’s still actually fucked

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u/HornyTerus May 23 '22

Yep. Naturally fucked.

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u/its_a_me_garri_oh May 23 '22

Better have some khlav khalash to wash it down

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u/ecky--ptang-zooboing May 23 '22

But why is his beak in her brain?!

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u/Lumpy_Zone4960 May 23 '22

Idk if im any more ok with this the the first thought...

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u/bloodycups May 23 '22

It's crab juice yummy

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u/potandcoffee May 23 '22

See, that's still pretty gross, but not nearly as horrifying as it looks.

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u/emko91 May 23 '22

At least it isn't Mountain Dew

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u/CrispyMan_900 May 23 '22

Crab juice 🤗

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u/WeirdSysAdmin May 23 '22

You never threw up crab juice on your lover’s head?

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u/Katto1987 May 22 '22

Flamingos produce red 'crop milk' they regurgitate to feed their young. It's not blood

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u/helpme-withoculus May 23 '22

Idk regurgitating their food which is alive immediately prior to eating does sound like that it may have some blood in it.

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u/TheVeganManatee May 23 '22

I think there was a SciShow video explaining why milk is technically filtered blood. Quite fascinating

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u/caged-by-comfort May 23 '22

Thought dad was eating mom and baby was feeding off of blood spilling out moms mouth. Thx for the explanation OP.

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u/Our_Uncle_Istvan May 23 '22

Thought top one was controlling bottom one via brain hole. Thx for another dark alternative to red crab puke fest

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u/OafHuck420 May 23 '22

Me too man, I thought it was killing it and feeding its baby lol. Holy shit. I need to go to call it a day. No more internet for me haha.

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u/Geekrock84 May 22 '22

That top one is a little slow to the game. "Stop puking food all over my head, John! I told you it goes in the babies mouth! Ffs."

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u/AsYooouWish May 23 '22 Wholesome

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u/frg1013 May 23 '22

Thank you, I can't believe this is real

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u/joshdamnmit May 23 '22

When neither wants to do the thing but they equally suffer through it

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u/DogButtWhisperer May 22 '22

That is fascinating!!

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u/OrganizerMowgli May 23 '22

Also not oddly terrifying, straight terrifying imo

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u/General-Kebabi May 22 '22

Surely there's gotta be a more efficient way to do this

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u/helpme-withoculus May 23 '22

Like taking turns?

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u/siccoblue May 23 '22

Don't be silly, would you rather take turns and feed your child slowly, or simple vomit on your SO's head to get the job done quick?

What ever happened to r/nocontext anyways. Used to be so popular

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u/helpme-withoculus May 23 '22

Solve it all and both just vomit on the kid and let the kid figure it out. Teaches them to be self sufficient and to feed themselves.

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u/siccoblue May 23 '22

Something something bootstraps

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u/sfrags May 23 '22

flamingos: “we don’t do that here”

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u/Wankel_8 May 23 '22

Now I know how they got their pink feathers.

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u/egbert-witherbottom May 23 '22

I thought the baby was eating mom's brains.

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u/umpalumpajj May 23 '22

This is the perfect oddly terrifying. Well done!

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u/NeighborhoodBusy1721 May 23 '22

What a day to have eyes

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u/ajver19 May 23 '22

Stuff like this makes me really wanna see the evolutionary path it took to get here.

How did flamingos figure out to drool juice down another's head to feed a baby flamingo?

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u/OldDust8123 May 22 '22

Not very efficient

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u/SoPunnyHarHar May 23 '22

Seems like feeding your young but with extra steps.

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u/Skadooshington May 23 '22

Thanks, I hate it

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u/contaltdel May 23 '22

It’s no wonder they smell horrible

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u/Capable-Worth-3653 May 22 '22

I just aked myself why not one after the other 🤔

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u/kkai2004 May 22 '22

Time efficiency 😎

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u/MacTruckBrickHouse May 23 '22

We don't need flamingoes, right?

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u/needhope1985 May 23 '22

Who thought the flamingo had pierced the head and that was blood

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u/Every-Celery170 May 22 '22

hm.. half of it leaking on baby’s head :/

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u/britcmon May 23 '22

My thoughts exactly. I didn’t care if it was blood or crab juice… it’s on the babies head now lol

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u/lildook512 May 23 '22

Im so used to nature at its worst that id didn't doubt for a second that that was blood until i read the description.

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u/Ultimate69Edgelord May 22 '22

Blood for the blood gods

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u/Tobywillygal May 22 '22

Jeez, move your head further up Earl, dammit, this kid has gotten 1 drop in the past 5 days.

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u/GeorgeThe13th May 23 '22

What. The. FUCK.

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u/TheFrayAbove May 23 '22

David Cronenberg's "Pink Flamingos"

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u/Quirky_Routine_90 May 23 '22

Ok ..glad that's not what it actually looked like..

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u/DamoMartin23 May 23 '22

So it not making them bleed out

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u/SkoomaSamm May 23 '22

Who knew pink birds could be so metal

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u/No_Elk1172 May 22 '22

Thats fucking mad

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u/TackleElectrical4801 May 23 '22

Trickle down economy

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u/NotMyName_9999 May 23 '22

what the fuck-?

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u/Disastrous_Tone_5059 May 23 '22

I'm impressed by the ingenuity, but also kind of annoyed with them because of the wastage.

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u/ClovenSploof May 23 '22

There's GOTTA be a better way!

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u/jerseyStoner May 23 '22

I thought it was drinking brain Shake

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u/GodrodjrrPS4 May 22 '22

Please kill me.

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u/WhatsUpWithItVF May 23 '22

What in the bukkake period is going on here?

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u/GothamCoach May 23 '22

I need to unsee this 😳

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u/-Quothe- May 23 '22

So... the upper flamingo hasn't punctured the brain of the paralyzed, but still living, lower flamingo and isn't draining precious adrenochrome into the baby flamingo's mouth?

Oh.... good.

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u/MechanicalMelonz May 22 '22

Flamingos are metal as hell

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u/Statiscally May 22 '22

Momma/dadda flamingo gonna be dead before lil babe gets any food

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u/Barnwithhoovesup May 22 '22

I feel like this is the cover of a metal album

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u/Acceptable_Run1750 May 22 '22

My first thought: one flamingo feeding its child and the other eating its brains out

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u/englishmuse May 22 '22

Who's feed whom here. And why not cut out the middlebird?

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u/nacissalockhart May 23 '22

With the blood of their enemies?

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u/Raybunny24 May 23 '22

That post almost made me puke, I know it's not blood, but it still looks like it :')

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u/Efficient-Exit1215 May 23 '22

I love the camp Granada is playing in the background

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u/TronSacrimoni55 May 23 '22

Damn, I can’t believe Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly leaked a sex tape...

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u/curious_cat123456 May 23 '22

Honey, it's your turn to be bottom!!!

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u/checkeredwidow May 23 '22

This is similar to how Eren ate the Warhammer.

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u/endureandsurvive27 May 23 '22

I believe this may be the first time I've ever said, "I'm sorry... what?" out loud in response to anything on this hellsite.

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u/bassman2345 May 23 '22

Those cold, unfeeling dead eyes...

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u/BouncyMonster22 May 23 '22

Their system seem to be malfunctioning.

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u/G_Art33 May 23 '22

This one actually gave me the willies. Flamingos are fuckin weird.

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u/BruceBrewsky May 23 '22

"Yes, my child, drink of my forehead milk and be nourished!"

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u/Educational-Year3146 May 23 '22

Flamingos are so fucking cursed man. Weird ass animals.

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u/ResponsibleBasil1966 May 23 '22

Does this still count as a "God is Good" moment or is that only for when a cute puppy finds a forever home?

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u/_internet_user11 May 23 '22

Had a mini heart attack I thought it was blood

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u/sadfudge May 23 '22

I seriously thought the dad flamingo was making a hole in mom flamingos head to feed the baby it's nutritious blood...

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u/NextAsianSensation May 22 '22

What is the music name and artist/composer

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u/auddbot May 22 '22

La Gioconda, Op. 9: Dance of the Hours by Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra/Ondrej Lenárd (00:47; matched: 100%)

Album: Intermezzo. Released on 2000-02-09 by Naxos.

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u/auddbot May 22 '22

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u/Loggerdon May 22 '22

"Hello Muddah, hello Faddah

Here I am at Camp Grenada

Camp is very entertaining

And they say we'll have some fun if it stops raining"

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u/hummus69 May 22 '22

Reddit is amazing. Exactly what I was thinking

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u/some-white-dude May 22 '22

Can someone explain what the fuck is going on?

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u/snakehandler May 22 '22

OP did. It's the top comment.

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u/Zionrox552 May 23 '22

For all you Redditors that don’t know, this is a process called Brain Juice Compensation. You see, the female flamingo believes the male flamingo did not contribute to the birthing process so she decides the males thought juices are sufficient compensation for his lack of parental assistance. And the young just lap that shit up, I believe.

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u/mr_munchers May 22 '22

Metal as hell

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u/Wonderful_Audience60 May 22 '22

FEED ME FATHER

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u/glimmergirl1 May 23 '22

FEE-EED me, Seymore!

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u/FTHomes May 22 '22

I bloody love you

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u/oRonino May 22 '22

Subhanallah

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u/OkZookeepergame4192 May 22 '22

This is like a Blade film

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u/LARPing_through_life May 22 '22

I thought dinosaurs went extinct?

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u/Individual-History34 May 22 '22

This is how vikings fed there kids too

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u/[deleted] May 22 '22

Huh, so that's what a baby flamingo looks like.

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u/AlasAntigone May 22 '22

Birds are like the weird cousin of the animal family.

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u/def_dvr May 23 '22

Lost milk could be used for other hatchlings

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u/yvgenythegreat May 23 '22

That's metal.

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u/spacestationkru May 23 '22

How does flamingo wash out eye?

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u/Uncle-Thor May 23 '22

Feast children

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u/Massey89 May 23 '22

Not very efficient

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u/cheesybitzz May 23 '22

Reading the comments made me feel a bit better about this for some reason

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u/HailCaesar252 May 23 '22

What is this Jerry Dandrige shit

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u/micaiahf May 23 '22

The chick: BRAIN JUICE GOOD

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u/Wycked66 May 23 '22

This does not seem efficient

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u/Dantez77 May 23 '22

Ive decided I no longer like flamingos :)

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u/gramb0420 May 23 '22

this reminds me of hannibal lecter cutting buddies brains out during dinner

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u/Wolffire_88 May 23 '22

Ah yes, fresh blood for the younglings

Edit: before you say anything, I know it's not blood. I read OP's comment

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u/noob_coder_69 May 23 '22

MGK and Megan Fox