Pigeon with its head stuck in a McFlurry lid rescued in Leeds

This poor pigeon ended up with the discarded lid of a McDonald's McFlurry trapped around its neck.

Thursday, 6th December 2018, 6:05 am
Updated Thursday, 6th December 2018, 6:15 am
The pigeon, spotted in Beeston, had a McFlurry lid around its neck

The distressed wild pigeon was found in the grounds of Beeston St Luke's C of E Primary School by a teacher, who removed the lid.

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