July 26, 2014 7:13 pm

Woman seen plucking bird in Montreal Metro defends actions

The Canadian Press Images/Lee Brown

MONTREAL -A woman who was filmed plucking a raw bird on the Montreal Metro appears to have identified herself on Facebook.

The Nunatsiaq Online, a newspaper based in Iqaluit, reports Christina David, a former resident of Nunavik, is the woman in the YouTube video posted earlier this month.

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David wrote in a Facebook post on Friday that she seemed surprised someone recorded her and that the video clip is garnering so much attention.

“OMG!! Haha Im famous … I cant believe it went this far haha (sic),” she wrote.

The video, which was posted to YouTube by ‘Ayoye‘, was taken July 1 and shows a woman sitting down, bent over a plastic bag, pulling the feathers off what looks like a bird, while other passengers are seen walking away from the scene.

In the Facebook post David said she was not eating the bird, rather she was preparing it for cooking when she got home.

“I was so happy that I didn’t care where I was at the moment but all i have to say is that i aint crazy lol thats all,” she wrote. “It’s not like we get to eat our country food everyday,” she added.

On Thursday, police began searching for the woman after the YouTube video began circulating on social media.

David has no regrets over the incident writing that, “it’s their own fault that they were watching…I will always be an Inuk, no matter where I am.”

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