Egret Flies Coop At Colorado Springs Zoo, Lured Back With Bugs
A cattle egret that escaped its exhibit at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs is back home with the rest of the flock.
The Gazette reports the bird, which resembles a small heron, was spotted in a tree at the golf course at Cheyenne Mountain Resort on Thursday morning. Zoo officials lured it with crickets and some of its egret friends, which were kept in a nearby crate.
The bird, which flew the coop Tuesday night during high winds, was given a clean bill of health and spent the rest of Thursday with friends in the flock's indoor enclosure.
Our missing cattle egret is back at the Zoo! Special thx to @CMRCOS for spotting him! https://t.co/4RxNr6lxhp pic.twitter.com/tkL32UmZjq— CheyenneMountainZoo (@CheyenneMtnZoo) October 29, 2015
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