Guernsey

Pigeon trapped behind car grille for 200 miles

Pigeon inside car grille Image copyright Martin Stacey
Image caption The bird was stuck behind the grille of the vehicle for more than eight hours

A pigeon that was trapped behind the grille of a car for 200 miles has died.

Martin Stacey struck the bird while driving through Gloucestershire on his way to Guernsey.

Mr Stacey was only made aware of the bird by a passerby at the end of the trip, that included travel on a motorway and an eight-hour ferry ride.

The bird was freed by a local garage mechanic, but unfortunately died despite veterinary treatment.

Mr Stacey said: "Somehow it survived the impact and became stuck behind my front grille about eight inches off the road."

Image copyright Martin Stacey
Image caption The bird was rescued from the grille but died despite veterinary treatment

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