Fenland Animal Rescue volunteers climb rooftop at Friday Bridge to bring a stranded peacock back to safety

Peacock rescue Friday Bridge by Fenland Animal Rescue

Peacock rescue Friday Bridge by Fenland Animal Rescue - Credit: Archant

Volunteers from Fenland Animal Rescue went to the aid of a peacock stranded on a Friday Bridge roof top.

Peacock rescue Friday Bridge by Fenland Animal Rescue

Peacock rescue Friday Bridge by Fenland Animal Rescue - Credit: Archant

The group says it sprung into action after receiving reports about a male peacock that had turned up out of the blue.

“None of the residents knew where this bird had come from, or anything about a potential owner in the area,” said a spokesman.

“The reports had been coming in for the past few weeks, and we have attended the scene multiple times but have been unable to catch the illusion peacock until last night.

“The bird is now safe in our care, but now we need your help in finding out where this bird has wandered from.”

Peacock rescue Friday Bridge by Fenland Animal Rescue

Peacock rescue Friday Bridge by Fenland Animal Rescue - Credit: Archant


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Joshua Flanagan who set up the charity a year ago told the BBC: “It was a rather weird and wonderful animal to find on your roof.”

Helped by two colleagues they used ropes to bring the peacock to safety.

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“He put up a bit of a fight and definitely didn’t want to move,” he said.

The peacock has been recovering well at the charity’s Whittlesey rehabilitation centre and is almost back to a normal weight.

All attempts to find his owner have so far failed.

Fenland Animal Rescue says anyone who knows where this peacock has come from, or have any information at all that may lead us to an owner, then please do not hesitate to get in contact.

The group has its own Facebook page and relies on donations to keep going.

Currently they are seeking donations from supporters and local businesses of prizes to be used in their tombola stalls when attending events throughout the county.

Go to Facebook to find Fenland Animal Rescue or via twitter @FenlandRescue

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