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Can you help catch the Quedgeley racing pigeon?

By The Citizen  |  Posted: July 21, 2014

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Quedgeley racing pigeon

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Can anyone help rescue a racing pigeon stuck on a roof in Quedgeley?

The pigeon landed on Margaret Ryan's roof a fortnight ago.

It appears to be a racing bird as it has a ring around its leg but Margaret has been unable to catch it.

"He looks a lovely bird but will not be coaxed to be caught," said Margaret.

"Someone must be missing him, and he may indeed be worth a lot of money."

Margaret is appealing to any pigeon experts in Gloucestershire to come and catch the bird so that it can be re-united with its owner.

If you can help please call Margaret on 01452 722336.

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  • zinboya  |  July 22 2014, 11:39PM

    Anybody got a 12,bore, has she tried putting out a bird trap baited with bird seed.

  • spindles12  |  July 21 2014, 4:54PM

    The bird doesn't look stuck on a roof, it's standing on a window sill isn't it, hardly "stuck". I'm afraid Margaret, that the owner is unlikely to want to keep a racing/homing pigeon that has lost its way. Even if the bird is worth a lot of money would the owner want to breed from a bird that doesn't fly back home? The likely outcome of it being reunited with its owner is not likely to be a telling off along the lines of "You've been a very naughty boy" but a swift twist of the neck. If the bird has been hanging around for two weeks and hasn't dropped dead from hunger or thirst then it must be happy to stay where it is. If someone manages to capture the bird and it's set free to "go home" and it's not fit then apparently that could be a breach of the Animal Welfare Act. Perhaps it's best to just leave it, unless of course it's definitely unwell, just to see if it flies off of its own accord.

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