Man may think he has control over wild beasts, but that is only because the beasts allow it to be so. During the National Anthem of a Bakersfield Condors (ECHL) game a bird man attempted to bring a condor to a perch set up at center ice. Things quickly and hilariously unravelled.

First, the enormous bird freaks out and slips away from the bird man as the singer approaches the thrilling conclusion of the Anthem. Then the bird man regains control of the condor. Then the bird man busts his ass as he scoots back to center ice (you know it's going to happen before he even falls, you're going too fast, man!) and the condor is off. It eventually finds its way to the bench and hops in, scares the bejesus out of the coach and heads back for the locker room.


h/t Andrew