SYDNEY, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- An astonished Australia resident snapped a photo of a wildlife event considered bizarre even for his country -- a seagull standing on another seagull's back.
Redditor dsaaddons, a U.S. native living in Australia, snapped a photo about 4 a.m. in Sydney of the piggy-backing seagulls and posted the picture to the MildlyInteresting subreddit.
"I saw a gull standing on top of another gull," the Redditor bluntly stated.
Richard Major, a principal research scientist in terrestrial research at the Australian Museum, said the birds may have been going about the mating process in an unsual way.
"They don't look too enthusiastic, but it's hard to tell what happens next from a still. It is most likely to be a preliminary to copulation or an attempt at such," he told Mashable Australia.