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Video: Hundreds of Birds Invade Texas Gas Station

A news anchor in Texas captured an eerie scene when she stumbled upon an invasion of birds while out getting gas for her car.

The creepy footage was captured by Christine Dobbyn of Houston's ABC13, who found herself at the center of her own weird story when she posted it to her Twitter feed.

"'I like you birds, but this kind of freaked me out," she wrote as a caption to the spooky video.

Drawing comparisons to the classic Alfred Hitchcock film Birds, the unsettling moment as the gas became something of a viral hit and had viewers wondering why the birds were behaving this way.

Fortunately, the bizarre congregation of birds at the gas pumps was not the case of supernatural possession nor a dire warning on things to come.

According to a bird experts, this species of creature, known as grackles, were likely drawn to the bright lights of the gas station possibly after their sleep had been disturbed, which may have made them as disoriented as Dobbyn when she spotted them.

As for how she handled the situation at the time, the news anchor wisely opted to get gas at the station across the street rather than challenge the flock for the spot.

And while it's said by scientists that these massive flocks of grackles are normal in this region, between this story and another similarly unsettling Texas bird story from earlier in the week, we're beginning to feel a bit uneasy.

Source: Buzzfeed

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