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Pheasant Hit in England Rides 40 Miles in Car Grill, Lives

Photos via Daily Mail

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.

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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

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Pheasant Hit in England Rides 40 Miles in Car Grill, Lives