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    According to a Texas-based Houston Audubon bird protection organization, grackles are a “permanent sight” in the city and “prefer shopping centers and fast-food store parking lots”.

    Flocks consisting of thousands of grackles invaded a Houston City shopping centre parking lot in Texas. Footage of the incident features thousands of grackles taking over a Kroger grocery store parking area, while also resting on power lines and cars.

    “This is just [expletive] crazy. Look at these birds, they're like everywhere,” says Tracy Miller, the woman who recorded the video. “Just thousands and thousands and thousands…”

    The moment in the video is reminiscent of the iconic scene in the 1963 Alfred Hitchcock film ‘The Birds’, when birds attack a town.

    "The grackles had taken over this parking lot for several days prior to me shooting the video. It was truly terrifying with them swarming like flies. They were everywhere: rooftops, cars, on the ground, in the trees. The sky was abuzz with them all, and they were so loud!" Miller told Storyful.

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