A STUDENT returned to university after Easter and discovered a pigeon was raising a family in his room.
Ben Wise’s video shows bird poo, feathers and other debris scattered about his digs.
The 19-year-old then films behind a screen propped up against a wall – revealing a pigeon in her nest.
Ben, who left a window open at his Devonshire Courtyard accommodation in Sheffield to “keep the air” fresh, now has a long-term room mate.
The bird, originally renamed Charlie, has laid two eggs and Ben is not allowed to move her without going through the rigmarole of getting a licence.
Ben, from Altrincham, Greater Manchester, who is studying digital media at Sheffield Hallam University, says in the video: “Tell me why a bird has f****** gotten into my room and s*** everywhere while I’ve been at home?”
He describes the scene as a “f****** joke” before turning the camera to show the pigeon on its nest behind a large piece of artwork at the side of the room.
Continuing to film, Ben says: “A f****** bird has made a nest in my room. Mate, this is insane. Tell me why this is a thing.”
Making light of the situation, Ben then names his new roommate “Charlie” as the bird looks unfazed by his return.
He adds: “Apparently he’s been living in my room, so I don’t know what I’m going to do as pre-drinks are in ten minutes!”
Speaking of the incident, Ben revealed he now has a new name for his visitor.
He said: “I went home over Easter and left the window open so the room smelled nice and fresh when I got back – only to find that Danny had moved in.”
And Ben is now stuck with his lodger.
He said: “There are two eggs in the nest and the videos show them.
“There is no action being taken towards the nest as you need to apply for a licence to move it which I am reluctant to do as I don’t want to disrupt Danny and his family.
“I was only staying in the flat for the night as I am currently job hunting back in Manchester.
“I did sleep in the same room as Danny when I was there, however, I do plan on visiting whenever I get the money for trains to make sure they are doing alright.”
The clip was shared on Twitter by Ben’s friend Ellie-May where it has amassed over 76,000 views.
Twitter user Livvy Croppley responded by pointing out the evidence of an egg suggests the pigeon was not a “he” as Ben describes.
She said: “How does he not know that a bird that’s laid eggs is a female?
“Anyway bird eggs and nests are protected by law so he should call a local wildlife rescue or animal shelter if it’s still there.”
Meanwhile, Wendy Berry wrote: “That is disgusting!”
Charlubby said: “It’s the pigeon’s room now.”
And Vic Blaszkowska said: “Poor thing, probably scared to death! Wish this happened to me.”