Doing the laundry might seem like rather a drab task for most of us.
But one hornbill decided to spice things up for a family in MacPherson.
Thought it was a soft toy
When Jolynn Khoo first saw the hornbill perched amidst the laundry on a bamboo pole on Sep. 14, it took her a few seconds to realise it was a real bird.
"I actually thought my mum bought a soft toy and was hanging it out to dry after washing," she told Mothership.
The bird in question appeared to be chilling on the pole, glancing around, and at one point looking straight through the window.
The polite hornbill didn't appear to touch the freshly-washed laundry, instead perching near the end of the pole.
"What a lucky day!" Khoo added.
A species once believed to be almost locally extinct, the Oriental pied hornbills have been increasingly sighted in residential areas around Singapore in recent years, thanks to conservation efforts.
They're not always such considerate guests, though. In 2020, a hornbill stole a bra off an apartment balcony and promptly dropped it onto the road.
And in 2021, a hornbill was caught nabbing a pet bird out of a cage at a HDB block and eating it.
Top image courtesy of Jolynn Khoo.