Birds of prey are being named as the culprits behind a number of wildfires across Australia.
It's believed the birds start the fires so they can then capture, kill, and devour animals fleeing the fire.
Of course what these stupid fuckin' birds don't realise is that human beings are also fleeing fires, and they can't exactly catch us. So it's just heaps inconvenient and generally shitty.
Some species, like Black Kites, are renowned for "baiting" their prey.
It seems there's been records of birds starting fires for centuries. Lawyer Bob Gosford interviewed 14 park rangers and many Aboriginal people in central Australia who all say birds use "fire propagation."
“Reptiles, frogs and insects rush out from the fire, and there are birds that wait in front, right at the foot of the fire, waiting to catch them,” Gosford said.
So, birds might be joining us as one of the species that has evolved and learned to use fire. What next, birds driving cars?