Police capture exotic birdA railroad crew under the Belknap viaduct spotted the bird around 5:30 p.m. Monday.
First was the goat captured at the Superior waste treatment plant, and now Sgt. Dan Hawkin of the Superior Police Department reports police have captured what they believe to be a Chinese pheasant.
Hawkin said a railroad crew under the Belknap viaduct spotted the bird around 5:30 p.m. Monday. It was pheasant shaped but with a bright gold head and iridescent blue and red feathers on its back.
Hawkin says a couple of officers corralled the bird with their jackets, and then Officer Mike Bach chased it along a wall until he could grab it by the feet.
“I tell you it was gorgeous when it got a little bit excited and its feathers stood out,” Hawkin said.
Police handed the bird over to the raptor society, where a volunteer said she didn’t think it would have survived the night.
Call Superior police if you think it's your bird.