Flying through their forest homes in Florida, hundreds of songbirds were completely unaware that something sinister was lying in wait.
The birds landed on branches doused in sticky glue, stranding them instantly with no way to escape. Others, suddenly spooked by people revving truck engines nearby to frighten them, flew right into thin veils of nets. More birds were lured into cages with an electronic bird call inside — and when they flew into the cage to look for the other bird, a trapdoor trapped them inside.
All it took was a few seconds for their freedom to be taken away.