Racing pigeon forgot its’ map
A British racing pigeon called Houdini got lost on her first race and ended up thousands of miles away in Panama City.
The 10 month-old bird had been undertaking a six hour race from Guernsey to Dudley, West Midlands more than five weeks ago.
But it failed to arrive and its owner Darren Cubberly, 45, had given up hope the bird would return from the 224 mile trip. He was surprised to get a phone call this week from Panama City, where the bird had ended up.
He was told the bird was alive and healthy despite making the more than 5200 mile trip. It is thought she landed on a ship traveling to the area.
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