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Found a Golden Pheasant, now what?

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Old Friday 27th August 2010, 02:12   #1
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Found a Golden Pheasant, now what?

Hi, I captured a beautiful male red golden pheasant in my back yard with my salmon net, thinking it is somebody's pet. I live in Vancouver, Washington. I know there are wild pheasants here, but wild golden pheasants? I don't know if I should let him go or try to find his owner... or just keep it? Probably don't want to keep it as I really don't have anywhere to put him but a small backyard. It does fly, though barely it seems.

So... what do I do with it? Thanks!
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Old Friday 27th August 2010, 08:07   #2
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If it were me, I treat it like a lost pet & put notices up on telephone poles.
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Old Friday 27th August 2010, 20:35   #3
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Old Friday 27th August 2010, 20:36   #4
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Or peel some potatoes and do some sprouts and gravy ..would make a lovely Sunday dinner
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Old Sunday 29th August 2010, 02:51   #6
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I would be willing to offer a good home having a nice yard but as I live in Louisiana, this just doesn't seem practical. In my area, "Found Pets" ads are free, and in your shoes, I would post all the free "I found your beautiful Golden Pheasant" ads I could. If you are worried about someone claiming the bird to cook and eat it, in the ad, you could simply say that it was a pheasant or a gallinaceous (sorry, can't spell it) type bird, and that before you turned the bird over, you would expect the person to be able to describe it. That's a beautiful bird, I wouldn't just hand him over to any old evil-doer.

I thought Vancouver was on the Canada side of the border, which just goes to show how pathetic my geography is...
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Old Monday 30th April 2018, 17:56   #7
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Vancouver Wa found Golden Pheasant

What ever happened here? I too now have a Golden Pheasant in my backyard.. same area.
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