05/27/2014 08:38 EDT | Updated 07/27/2014 05:59 EDT

Smart swallows caught on YouTube opening parkade doors

Nesting swallows at the University of Victoria are becoming an online sensation as a YouTube video showing them operating motion sensor doors to a new campus bike centre goes viral.

Grant Hughes, who uploaded the video, posted that the birds may have been locked in when the doors were added to a former parkade as part of the construction of the new centre.

The swallows can be seen swooping in front of the door sensors, and entering and exiting at will, with not an angry bird in sight.

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