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AN Ibis has been spotted wandering around a car park after it escaped from a zoo.

The bird, which got out of its cage at the Five Sisters Zoo in West Calder, West Lothian, was spotted about six miles away at the Whitehill Industrial Estate in Bathgate.

The zoo confirmed the bird escaped on Friday morning. They have since set traps in a bid to catch it but have so far been unseccessful.

David Wood, 60, who works at microchip company Innovative Ion Plant at the industrial estate, said he had to do a "double-take" when he saw the bird walking past his window on Monday.

He said: "At first I thought maybe it had been blown off course, but then I realised it must have come from the zoo.

"I don't want to attempt to catch it because it has a very pointy beak.

"Seagulls were swooping at it this morning to protect their patch but luckily it's still ok."

Ibis eat fish, frogs, small mammals, reptiles and smaller birds.



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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Apr 10, 2018
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