September 25, 2023


For splendid leisure

Escaped bird of prey from London Zoo swoops on family picnic in Streatham Common

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A mom has unveiled that an escaped bird of prey swooped on her family picnic miles absent from her London Zoo captivity.

Jester, the Crested Caracara, escaped by traveling off about Regent’s Park for the duration of routine coaching and has been on the run for more than two months.

A person of her hottest spotters is Becky Horton 38, who watched Jester scavenging for meals just metres from her family who were being obtaining a picnic in Streatham Common.

The NHS take care ofr informed Metro: “I have bought a 3-calendar year-previous and a toddler and it was possibly about 50 % the size of him.

“It was about a few metres away.

“I took a couple images and would have taken much more, but I didn’t want to stick all around with the small children there.”

Jester was spotted “happily sitting down in a tree” just after feeding off worms yesterday at Mayow Park in Sydenham.

The chicken was pictured walking absent from an exasperated zookeeper hoping in vain to coax the bird into a vacation cage with treats.

London Zoo stated: “They are perfectly equipped for surviving in an urban ­environment as they scavenge for carrion or meals in bins.

“The crew will proceed to stimulate Jester into her vacation crate so they can deliver her back again home, wherever her brother Joker is waiting around — alongside a celebratory meal of her favorite quail and crickets.”

The crested caracara has a wingspan of about 1.2m (4 ft) and appears to be like like a cross among an eagle and a toucan.

In the wild it normally can be identified throughout the southern US states, as effectively as sections of Central America. | Newsphere by AF themes.