a TikTok user persuaded a
gentle hummingbird to land on him
after two weeks of relentless effort.
The user, whose real name is Joe Ballantyne,
has been meticulously documenting
his attempt to attract the tiny bird.
Ballantyne posted a video of himself holding
a tiny cup of water, hoping to entice a
hummingbird from a feeder into his hand.
It didn’t work, but it did kick off a
series of increasingly complicated plans.
he tried to “be the bird feeder” by standing in
its spot and holding the rig with sugar water.
he tried to get rid of his “human scent” by bathing in
sugar water. he painted his face red with yellow flowers,
donned a ghillie suit then filled his mouth with sugar water .
His ultimate goal is to specifically get the hummingbird
to land on his hand, which he has not yet achieved —
but he has managed to become a viral sensation.
We’ll be glued to our phones waiting
to see how long it takes before the
hummingbird actually lands in his hand