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Martin Aaron Martin Aaron | 15:33 UK time, Monday, 12 April 2010

Today, you're sure of a big surprise.

Eiona Roberts from our Flickr group certainly had one, when she heard a strange bird call coming from the woods.


Having successfully tracked the call, she stumbled across a large guinea fowl sat on a fence between some houses and Glyncollen woods, just north of Swansea and took about 20 photos.


Apparently someone used to breed them years ago and it appears that one or two have escaped.

Guinea fowl are originally native to Africa but are now found all over the world since being domesticated.

You can even order them in different colours commercially nowadays - pearl, lavender, mulberry, chocolate - presumably to match your curtains and scatter cushions?

Unbelievable but true



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