Fact Check: Video of agitated birds in Texas shared as crow attacking people in Saudi

A video of a flock of agitated birds is doing the rounds on the internet. It is being claimed that the birds are blocking the people from coming out of a supermarket in Saudi Arabia.

The caption of the post reads, ‘Crows not allowing customers to come out of supermarket in Saudi…Is this some kind of indication for more danger to world?🙄


NewsMobile fact-checked the above video and found that the claim attached to it is FAKE.

When we extracted keyframes of the video through InVid and put them through Reverse Image Search, we found the video on a UK tabloid, The DailyMail’s Facebook page dated April 18, 2020.

The title of the video read, ‘Thousands of birds attack a car park. This is like something from a horror movie! via ViralHog’

With that information, we checked the YouTube page of the ViralHog and found the video in question published on April 17, 2020.

The description of the video mentions that the incident ‘occurred on December 6, 2016, in Carrollton, Texas, USA.

With the help Street View mode in Google maps, we located the H Mart parking lot in Carrollton, Texas.

On comparing a screengrab from the viral video and Google Street View of H Mart in Texas, it becomes clear that the video was shot in Texas.

NewsMobile could not independently verify the timeline of the video. But, the above information establishes that video in question is from Texas, USA and not from Saudi Arabia.

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