Peckish pigeon Shaky proves no match for Rugby First Rangers - The Rugby Observer

Peckish pigeon Shaky proves no match for Rugby First Rangers

Rugby Editorial 12th Jun, 2018 Updated: 12th Jun, 2018   0

RUGBY First Rangers have earned a feather in their cap.

The rangers managed to reunite ‘Shaky’ the racing pigeon with its owner despite the peckish bird having more of a taste for the town centre branch of Greggs rather than his Liverpool home.

When the store manager called Rugby First Rangers they flew to Greggs in Market Place, captured the bird and called the owner, who said ‘Shaky’ would return home on release.

But when given his freedom Shaky from the rangers’ Bloxham Court base he flew straight back to Greggs.

Not to be outdone by a bird brain, the rangers returned and recaptured Shaky and this time he was sent back to his owner via courier.

Sean Sharpe, manager of Greggs, said: “We are used to having a wide variety of customers, catering for a variety of tastes and offering good customer service but with ‘Shaky’ we had to draw a line.

Rugby First managing director Aftab Gaffar said: “The rangers deal with all sorts of incidents and situations in the town centre but I have to say this was slightly unusual.

“As always though they were able to sort the problem and thanks to them Shaky is back home and Greggs are pigeon-free. I guess you could say its another feather in the cap for the Rugby Rangers.”

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