A rooster pheasant survived a 40-mile journey in the grill of motor vehicle and lived to fly another day!
Who knew that a pheasant could attain speeds of up to 50 miles per hour?
A driver on the highway, just trying to get to work, ended up with an unwilling passenger: a rooster pheasant that got stuck in the grill of his car!
The driver knew that he hit a bird, but had no idea that the bird had hitched a ride in the front end of his sportscar.
When the driver’s co-workers emerged for lunch from their office in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire the incredible journey of the game bird was over.
Upon rescuing the beleaguered bird, a nearby animal shelter, Oak and Furrows Wildlife Rescue Center, took over and began the rehabilitation of the traveling pheasant.
Given the nickname of “Silver,” the resilient winged-warrior “was quiet on arrival…eating very well, and loves mealworms.”
Incredibly, the pheasant survived the 40-mile trip with no internal injuries or broken bones, and will soon be released back into the wild.
Photos via Daily Mail