The filmer touches the birds, which are perched on a porch railing, and they make noises, but neither moves to drop the meat or gain an advantage.
Jigs further demonstrates that the kookaburras can't be broken out of their tug-of-war trance by placing napkin "blankets" on the birds' backs.
"These cute little Australian Kookaburras (AKA kookies) were like this for over half an hour... Not giving up... So I thought I'd keep them warm," Jigs wrote.
A second video shows the uploader trying -- and failing -- to coax the birds out of their tug-of-war by offering them more meat.