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There's a pheasant on the loose in King's Cross

Written by
Hayley Spencer

London is no stranger to exotic animal visitors – whales, the Loch Ness monster and a rogue micro pig have all been spotted doing the rounds in the capital. And now a pheasant is on the loose. The game birds are countryside dwellers, but it's been drawn in by the bright lights of the big city, and was first spotted sauntering around King's Cross a week ago.

Calls were made to the RSPCA after it became stuck in a Euston carpark and beneath St Pancras International station. But by the time an animal collection officer arrived to liberate him he'd already found his way out. The animal charity even called on Camden Police to help track it down but he was nowhere to be seen.

And this grand old bird shows no signs of slowing down. He's since been spotted wandering around Caledonian Road – probably on his way for a few cheeky bevvys somewhere. We're sure he'll head home when he's good and ready.

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