Harry the Newlands Hadeda has created quite the stir during the second Test between England and the Proteas and now has his very own Twitter page.


Cape Town, South Africa – The last time South Africans got this excited about a Hadeda was when Pharrell Williams was in SA and got super annoyed by Hadedas waking him up. The Kiffness even made a video about it.

Bloggers writing about South Africa always warn people about the Hadeda. Sine, a blogger who moved to South Africa wrote a whole piece on the natural alarm-clock which we have all become so accustomed to hearing.

“I know most of you expats contemplating a move to South Africa are worried about crime. But you know what you should REALLY be worried about? The Hadeda!

Yes, that’s right, a bird. And not just any bird. The Hadeda (curiously a member of the Ibis family) will be the reason you will wake up at five a.m. on your first South African morning, convinced that someone’s killing your neighbor. Or maybe more like your neighbor’s pig. Holy S#!t! It is a screech to wake up the dead.”

Now the new Hadeda celebrity in South Africa is Harry who has been a constant presence at the cricket in Newlands. At first, he was just there, but then the commentators started to notice him and his mate and named the pair.

Now a few days after the second test started, Harry has his own social media page and is turning each day’s cricket into a good chuckle.

So next time you are watching the cricket at Newlands, keep an eye out for Harry the Hadeda!

Sources: Twitter
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