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Angela Merkel & Birds Now A Humorous Meme


Angela Merkel was in the election campaign on Friday, two days before the Germans go to the polls to elect a new parliament and thus her successor.

The 67-year-old is retiring after almost 16 years as Federal Chancellor, but is still campaigning for her center-right CDU party.

On Friday, she made a surprise visit to the northern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, where she visited a bird park in the town of Marlow.

There, while holding some birdseed in her hand, she posed with some brightly colored Australian Rainbow Lorikeets.

Things … went south quickly.

As the overzealous birds nibbled on their hands, Merkel let out a screech that was captured by Georg Wendt, a photographer from the DPA news agency.

The incredible images quickly went viral.

People immediately found the photos meme-worthy.

And many comparisons have been made …

Enjoy your retirement, Chancellor, and thank you for that final gift on the way out.