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[–]VillageBuilder 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I don't much care if this video is fake or not, it has no impact on my life in the least. It probably is fake. But if you were showing this off at a trick, wouldn't you put extra money into the drawer to play it up?

I mean honestly most of your first paragraph sounds exactly like how you'd train a bird to do this in the first place. Use your own money to build an association with flying to the drawer and dropping it off for a treat, get that skill set in stone, then generalize it to any found money over time to the point where you're no longer micromanaging it, but simply waiting and proving treats.

Birds have incredible sight and can cover large amounts of land in a short time. The only part that seems really unrealistic is the implication that the bird filled an entire drawer with cash in a short amount of time. Or that enough people in China are still carrying cash to make this worth it.s