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Recently I spotted the most beautiful young fox as I was driving past. For a moment I thought it was going to cross the lane in front of me, thankfully not. It is only the second fox I have seen in the seventeen years of living here.
Then as few days later, driving into the nearest town down a quiet lane, I saw what at first I thought was a person crouching on the grass verge. As I got nearer, it looked like a huge cockerel, but it turned out to be a cream pheasant. No tail, and absolutely stunning. It zig zagged in front of my car, and was so close that I could take in all the details. When I got home, I googled "cream pheasant", and sure enough, that was what I had seen.
I guess it was a domestic one that escaped. We used to get black ones in the wild around here, they were wild ones with a mutation - a bit like albino.
"He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals."
None of them are native birds. I think I read that the shoots deliberately include some fancy breeds as they are easier to spot once released
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