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No fowl play suspected as Bumble recoups

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​An exotic find in Wishaw ruffles feathers

It’s more at home in the African savannah, or, if you’re lucky, in the chilled section of the supermarket.

But animal welfare officers are now looking to find the owner of a guineafowl, spotted up a tree in not-so-wild North Lanarkshire – Wishaw to be precise.

The Scottish SPCA was called to help the bird when it was seen 30 foot up a tree on Old Manse Road.

The guineafowl (pictured) is now in the care of the Scottish SPCA's animal rescue and rehoming centre in Hamilton and has been nicknamed Bumble.

Scottish SPCA officer Gavin Law said: "I'd like to thank the two women who spotted her and stayed until she had been caught.

"It's likely Bumble was kept as a pet and we hope someone will come forward.

"We'd ask anyone who recognises her to get in touch. If no-one comes forward we'll find her a suitable new home."

Anyone who recognises Bumble should contact the Scottish SPCA's Hamilton centre on 03000 999 999.