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COPY BY TOM BEDFORD<br />
FOR PICTURES PLEASE BYLINE RSPCA/Athena Pictures<br />
Pictured: The rare goshawk which has been released back to the wild after being rescued by the RSPCA<br />
Re: A rare bird of prey has been rescued and returned to the wild after it was found in a chicken coop.<br />
The goshawk was discovered at a Carmarthenshire smallholding after the owner was alerted to a "commotion" coming from the chicken run.<br />
The bird, which is a type of large hawk, was confined until the RSPCA attended and collected her.<br />
All chickens escaped to the upstairs of the coop and were uninjured.<br />
RSPCA animal collection officer Ellie West, who completed the rescue, said it was a "highly unusual find" and her "first encounter with a wild goshawk".<br />
She said: "It was some ordeal for the chickens. One hen ran into the coup, and initially still had the goshawk clinging to her back.<br />
"Fortunately, they all escaped unharmed, and were fine - as was a pretty startled goshawk.<br />
The bird of prey was monitored overnight before being released.
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COPY BY TOM BEDFORD
FOR PICTURES PLEASE BYLINE RSPCA/Athena Pictures
Pictured: The rare goshawk which has been released back to the wild after being rescued by the RSPCA
Re: A rare bird of prey has been rescued and returned to the wild after it was found in a chicken coop.
The goshawk was discovered at a Carmarthenshire smallholding after the owner was alerted to a "commotion" coming from the chicken run.
The bird, which is a type of large hawk, was...
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