29 Mar, 2023 @ 12:45
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Four peacocks rescued after leaping across rooftops in Spain’s Valencia area

Firefighters Rescue Four Peacocks Leaping From Roof To Roof In Spain's Valencia Area
Valencia Bombers image

FIRE crews were sent on a peacock rescue mission on Tuesday after four birds were spotted leaping across rooftops in Godella, Valencia province.

Residents were surprised to see the colourful peacocks enjoying freedom on top of buildings on Calle Mayor.

There were obvious concerns that one or more of them might suffer a fatal fall and that pedestrians might be injured as well.

Firefighters from Burjassot and Paterna were assigned the task of getting the peacocks to safety and were greeted by the sight of all four of them perched on a roof edge.

Rescued Bird
BIRD RESCUED(Valencia Bombers image)

A ladder vehicle was used to gain access and the birds were brought down to ground level.

An animal protection official took custody of them while efforts were made to track down their owner.


Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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