Bird of prey escapes London Zoo for a second time in two years


Published in Weird News

(UPI) The London Zoo said a bird of prey that escaped for the second time in 18 months was recaptured after two days on the loose.

Zoo officials confirmed Louie, a striated caracara native to the Falkland Islands, flew the coop during a public demonstration Sunday and headed for nearby Regent's Park.

Park visitors complained zoo officials trying to capture Louie were walking around the area with a dead rat on a stick to entice the bird.

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Louie resisted the temptation of the rat and was captured in a nearby residential area Tuesday morning.

The same bird previously escaped the zoo in January 2018 and was on the loose for 10 days before being recaptured in Regent's Park.

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