The moment a magpie appeared to be taking a keen interest in a game of Scrabble has been captured on camera.
The bird was spotted sitting next to a Scrabble dictionary and game board on a patio table.
The picture was taken outside an Australian home on Saturday afternoon.
The bird’s picture was posted to Reddit, where it attracted attention of hundreds.
‘He’s missing that triple word score,’ one person said.
‘Well read birds. The mag in magpie stands for magazine after all,’ a second person said.
‘Magpies seem like the type to have the dictionary sitting next to them throughout the game,’ said a third person said.
‘Magpies are so smart and seem to have a sense of humour and I really like them,’ yet another wrote.