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A YouTube video appears to show a woman, seated and bent over at middle right, eating a raw bird, to the disgusted reaction of fellow passengers on the Montreal subway. (YOUTUBE)
A YouTube video appears to show a woman, seated and bent over at middle right, eating a raw bird, to the disgusted reaction of fellow passengers on the Montreal subway. (YOUTUBE)

Viral video sends Montreal police searching for woman apparently eating raw bird Add to ...

Montreal police are looking for a woman who was caught on video in a subway train apparently eating a raw bird.

The YouTube video shows a woman sitting down, bent over, pulling the feathers off what looks like a bird and then devouring it.

She is quite oblivious to her fellow passengers, although the same can’t be said of their reaction.

The man filming the July 1 scene exclaims he’s about to vomit, while other passengers are seen moving to the other end of the subway car.

Montreal police spokesman Manuel Couture says investigators want to locate the young woman in order to know exactly what happened.

Couture said today the woman could be charged with disturbing the peace.

“Once she’s found, she’ll be met by investigators and they’ll decide whether to send the case to the Crown prosecutor,” he said in an interview.

“It’s possible it could be cultural [or] is it a person who needs help or is it a criminal incident?”

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