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Brother walks out of house to find baby woodpecker tangled in sister’s hair
I laughed so hard when I heard her brother's reaction! 😂
Ma Fatima Garcia
06.13.22

If you grew up in the 90s, chances are, when you hear the word ‘woodpecker,’ only one character comes to mind.

It’s the famous Woody!

Lantz created the character Woody Woodpecker in the 1940s. He became so popular that even until now; we think of this anthropomorphic character when we hear about woodpeckers.

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Pixabay / Veronika_Andrews

No doubt, woodpeckers are incredible creatures, but how much do you know about them?

Woodpeckers have really long tongues. In fact, it’s twice as long as their bills. Their long tongues can reach the insects inside the holes they peck.

With all that pecking, you would think that woodpeckers suffer from constant headaches, but lucky them, they don’t. The reason behind this is that their bills help distribute the shock throughout their skull.

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Pixabay / HE1958

Also, woodpeckers can really cling to trees, so don’t worry about them falling. No matter how hard they peck, they won’t budge.

Can you imagine how strong they can cling?

No wonder Brittany Bronson had a hard time removing a baby woodpecker from her hair. But how did she get into this situation?

YouTube Screenshot / Inside Edition
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YouTube Screenshot / Inside Edition

One day, Brittany Bronson was shocked to hear a loud noise in her home. It was a baby woodpecker who slammed into her glass window.

Concerned, Brittany went to see if the baby woodpecker was hurt.

“He’s kind of looking at me like this and then he jumps on my head,” she said to Local 12.

YouTube Screenshot / Inside Edition
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YouTube Screenshot / Inside Edition

She tried removing the baby woodpecker from her hair, but as the bird struggled, it became trapped even more.

Brittany didn’t want to scare the bird, so she tried her best to free the baby woodpecker from her hair, but it was no use.

She then headed around her front door to ask for help. She went to get her brother, Colton.

YouTube Screenshot / Inside Edition
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YouTube Screenshot / Inside Edition

Colton saw his sister outside and heads out in confusion and asks. “What is going on? Why is that thing on your head?”

With a lot of patience, Colton methodically untangled his sister’s hair without hurting the bird.

According to Brittany, her brother held on to the bird’s neck and slowly removed each hair tangled on the bird’s feet.

YouTube Screenshot / Inside Edition
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YouTube Screenshot / Inside Edition

We can see Brittany covering her face and eyes. She knew the bird was under a lot of stress and could accidentally scratch her.

At last, Colton was able to remove the woodpecker, and he slowly put the bird on the ground.

In an interview with Inside Edition, Brittany joked that her mother used to ask her to comb her “nest” hair, and now, she realized, maybe, the baby woodpecker thought it was a nest.

YouTube Screenshot / Inside Edition
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YouTube Screenshot / Inside Edition

The next day, Brittany was stunned to see that the baby woodpecker was in her home again, as if looking for her. She put the woodpecker in a cat carrier and brought it to the local animal rescue.

Some comments on the post talked about how sweet the siblings are because they made sure that the woodpecker was safe and experienced minimal stress because of the situation.

YouTube Screenshot / Inside Edition
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YouTube Screenshot / Inside Edition

It was also a good thing that Brittany brought the woodpecker to the local rescue to be checked.

Watch the full feature interview below.

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By Ma Fatima Garcia
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Ma Fatima Garcia is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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