An exotic golden pheasant bird spotted throughout Jamaica Plain over the past month was captured by caregivers at the Animal Rescue League of Boston this week.
“It’s definitely a boy,” Danielle Genter, who caught the bird, told Jamaica Plain News. “I found him under some shrubs and, after a short chase, I was able to catch him with a net by cornering him by a porch."
“He was kind of surprised [by his capture], but he has settled in nicely [in Dedham],” she reportedly added.
While the animal could likely find food in the summer, the group said it may not have survived the winter without the help of human intervention.