Texas Walmart overrun by thousands of birds branded sign of ‘apocalypse’

A Walmart in Texas that was overrun by thousands of birds has been seen as a sign of “death,” “disaster” and “apocalypse.”

Shoppers were trapped in their cars – and possibly stores – when flocks descended on the parking lot of a supermarket off Highway 80 in Mesquite.

A man named Dennis Mehick filmed the “terrible” spectacle from his car, where he sat with his children as birds flocked to the vehicle, and dropped droppings onto the windshield.

“I’m not getting out, it’s scary,” he said in a follow-up clip.

He shared both the videos on Wednesday on his TikTok page, @denisdina12, as he narrated the scene with several abusive words, which can be seen Here,

“They’re landing on my car,” he claimed in the original, as he compared the scene to the film. bird box, starring Sandra Bullock.

It wasn’t just the film comparison, people commented on the video referencing the 1963 horror flick, birds,

Randomrktg asked: “What’s going on in Alfred Hitchcock??!!”

Others claimed it was an impending sign of doom, as Tee Beast put it: “It’s the Bird Apocalypse.”

Hello warns: “I think hats would be a serious reaper sign as they are near because I just found a video of it happening when a grim reaper is near because they are near causing severe bites.”

TheLawGirl conceded: “It means death or something bad is about to happen.”

Ink_goddess_666 Thought: “Resident Evil Extinction.”

Krisilov claimed: “Birds do this only when disasters are imminent.”

While Jessicawankaski admitted: “Absolutely terrible, I must be crying.”

Whereas Abbagayale remarked: “If this is a sign of death then many people are going to die.”

And Omieeee_cheee said: “It gave me goosebumps. You update us on what happens after sitting in the parking lot for an hour.”

Describing birds as crows, Swag said: “Crows perform “cremations” for other dead crows so that it may be .. or a natural disaster. However, it is believed that birds are hoarse.

The clip has garnered over 10 million views since it was posted.

While not specifying where it was shot, @eurcakane shared a similar scene on Thursday, with his video garnering over 30,000 views.

“I feel like I’m in hell,” she says, while driving through a retail park in Texas.

And @MonaaMariee_ also posted a clip on Thursday, which was filmed in Houston.

But the birds have been spotted in the area as far back as November, as fellow TikToker, @soyfrancesco5, shared a similar clip, also outside Walmart.

Set to chilling music, the on-screen caption asked: “What’s going on in Texas?”

According to news reports, birds have been sighted in the area for the past few years, with scenes shot in 2019 and 2020 reminiscent of the current gathering.

Houston Audubon, a nonprofit focusing on “protecting the natural environment for birds and people,” explained that these places are not uncommon.

While the birds were not confirmed in the clip, the site said: “Great-tailed grackles are an enduring sight in Houston and can be found in any area inhabited by humans that has few trees.

“They tend to congregate in large flocks and prefer shopping centers and fast-food store parking lots where there is trash for food and there are trees or light posts for perching.
“At dusk, husky herds pack neighborhood trees, forming noisy groups.”

Texas has long waged a war with grackles, with the University of North Texas (UNT) previously using cannons to scare away the birds.

Local site NBCDFW reported in 2011, quoting UNT spokesman Buddy Price: “We are employing a propane-powered cannon that goes off randomly to discourage them from settling in those particular trees.”

newsweek Reached out to @MonaaMariee_, @soyfrancesco5, @eurcakane and @denisdina12 for comment.

File photo of a flock of birds. A flock of birds crossing a Walmart in Texas has been compared to scenes of the apocalypse.
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