UK Locals Baffled After Pink Pigeon Spotted Roaming Around Manchester
Many locals were speculating if the mystery bird has been dyed, fallen into something, or is naturally pink, the media outlet said. People in the UK are baffled after a pink pigeon showed up in Bury town center. The bird was spotted accepting food from the locals as well as on rooftops in the area.
In fact, Greater Manchester Police said some of its officers have also come across the "rare pink pigeon in the town center." The post on Facebook read, "Officers are out on foot patrol this afternoon as part of #OpHeartbeat. Officers quickly came across a rare pink pigeon in the town center. Have you seen Burys Pink Pigeon yet? Let us know and come and say hi when you spot us."
Many locals were speculating if the mystery bird has been dyed, fallen into something, or is naturally pink, the media outlet said. A user wrote on X, "Has anyone else seen this pink pigeon in Bury, and does anyone know why it is pink?"
Samantha Brown, 43, told the BBC, "I saw someone give it a chip. Everyone's wondering why it's pink, but it adds a bit of color to the place." She adds, "I think it's being dyed, but who knows?"
Earlier, a pink pigeon was rescued in New York City after it was dyed bright pink for a gender reveal party. It was discovered in Manhattan's Madison Square Park, showing signs of malnutrition. The bird was rescued and taken to the Wild Bird Fund for treatment.