Girl Gently Pokes Motionless Blue Jay That Appears Dead, But He's Actually Only Acting

Girl Gently Pokes Motionless Blue Jay That Appears Dead, But He’s Actually Only Acting

This blue jay appears to be dead, as it lies motionless upside down. But after a gentle poke, he wakes up and flies away! What odd behavior for a bird.

Some bird watchers say that the blue jay may have been sunning – laying in the sun and catching some rays – something which a lot of birds do.

Other bird watchers say that the blue jay was most definitely “playing dead”, perhaps as a way to deter predators or “playing a practical joke” on its fellow birds. One thing is for sure, it has quite the Oscar-worthy performance!