Offbeat Video

By Joe McFarlane


Bus commuters were surprised to see bright macaw riding on the shoulder of its owner.

Bus rides can usually be quite a boring way to commute, unless one of your fellow passengers is a bright tropical Macaw.

Casually perched on a passenger’s shoulder, the blue and yellow Macaw wasn’t fazed by the screeching bus or stares from the confused passengers.

But that didn’t stop Carlsbad, California bus rider Konstantine Daskalos from being shocked at the sight of the beautiful bird.

Konstantine said: “I saw people take the macaw onto the bus.

“I gave a small bark to the bird to see if it would react and it looked at me.

 “This is something I’ve never seen before.

“Smooth talkers like this bird never have to pay for bus fare.”