Racing pigeon owner flies 4,000 miles to Alabama to collect bird which got lost on way home

Racing pigeon proprietor flies 4,000 miles to Alabama to be reunited together with his prized hen who ended up there after getting misplaced on its method again dwelling from Gateshead

  • Alan Todd feared that his pigeon Bob might need been killed by a hen of prey
  • The shelter which discovered him had been referred to as to take away Bob from a person’s dwelling
  • After checking the microchip, they realised the pigeon had come from the UK
  • Mr Todd organized for his pigeon to be introduced dwelling through a British Airways flight 

A devoted racing pigeon proprietor has been reunited together with his prized hen after flying 4,000 miles to Alabama to carry it again to the UK after it received misplaced on its method dwelling.

Alan Todd was apprehensive sick after Bob the pigeon did not return dwelling from its journey from Guernsey to Gateshead, which ought to have taken between eight and ten hours. 

But Mr Todd was shocked when an animal shelter in Alabama knowledgeable him that Bob had been noticed hundreds of miles from dwelling.

Luckily, an aged man had discovered the well-travelled hen in his backyard in Mexia, Monroe Country, Alabama and couldn’t eliminate it. 

When The Monroe County Animal Shelter had been referred to as in to assist the aged man, they might not imagine Bob was the truth is from the UK after checking the hen’s microchip. 

It’s thought that Bob, whose racing profession has now come to an finish, might have caught a carry on a cruise liner or an oil tanker to get to the US. 

The pigeon racer was reunited with its owner Alan Todd who had believed his beloved bird may have been killed or disappeared for good

The pigeon racer was reunited with its proprietor Alan Todd who had believed his beloved hen might have been killed or disappeared for good

Mr Todd flew back home to Gateshead with his pigeon - courtesy of British Airways

Mr Todd flew again dwelling to Gateshead together with his pigeon – courtesy of British Airways

Bob the pigeon racer travelled 4,000 miles from home but that did not stop owner Alan Todd flying over to the US to collect him

Bob the pigeon racer travelled 4,000 miles from dwelling however that didn’t cease proprietor Alan Todd flying over to the US to gather him

The devoted proprietor launched into a mission to fly Bob again dwelling and this time organized for the pigeon to fly dwelling in a safer, extra standard method – courtesy of British Airways.

Now safely again dwelling with Bob, Mr Todd mentioned: ‘It’s one in all these tales you discover onerous to imagine. It’s the primary time he has been lacking, he is by no means gone off monitor like this earlier than. 

‘When good pigeons go lacking, you are concerned that he is been killed by a hen of prey or he is received caught someplace.’

Mr Todd was fairly disheartened when he was first reunited with Bob who didn’t seem like his normal self. 

‘He was in a little bit of a state, he appeared actually run down. He was soaked, his feathers had been soaked,’ Mr Todd mentioned.

‘It was fairly upsetting truly to see him like that however I used to be simply glad he was secure.’

Mr Todd brought back his pigeon in a decorated box (above) and thanked everyone for their assistance in reuniting the pair

Mr Todd introduced again his pigeon in a embellished field (above) and thanked everybody for his or her help in reuniting the pair

Monroe County Alabama Animal Shelter kept the well-travelled pigeon safe in the US

Monroe County Alabama Animal Shelter saved the well-travelled pigeon secure within the US

Mr Todd, who says his pigeon's racing days are now over, believes that Bob landed on a ship which crossed the Atlantic

Mr Todd, who says his pigeon’s racing days are actually over, believes that Bob landed on a ship which crossed the Atlantic

Mr Todd thinks the unusual saga may even make a e-book. He mentioned: ‘I feel most of the people actually latched onto this story and it is unfold by way of all the nation and the world over, individuals from all around the world had been speaking about Bob in Australia, America, Germany, and extra.

‘There’s discuss doing a e-book on it and I feel there can be sufficient tales for it!

‘I went out for a drink with my spouse and we had been sitting at our desk when somebody came to visit to me and mentioned: ‘Are you Bob’s dad? I’ve been following your story,’ and we had been simply chatting and getting pictures!’

Mr Todd could be very grateful for individuals who who helped his fundraiser to get Bob again dwelling in addition to the varied organisations that lined his journey bills. 

The pigeon proprietor plans to breed children off of Bob as his profession as a pigeon racer is reduce brief. 

‘Bob’s getting there I feel it should take a couple of weeks to get his feathering proper however he is placed on some weight and he is already wanting significantly better. He’s completed now, he’ll not race anymore. I’m simply going to breed children off him subsequent 12 months,’ he mentioned.

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