Do You Know This Golden Pheasant Hanging Around Jamaica Plain?
Deer, turkeys and coyotes are some of the less common animals one may see in Jamaica Plain -- but how about a golden pheasant? Apparently, the MSPCA has received three emails about a golden pheasant wandering around JP, and people were also able to take a photo of the bird. But it is not known whether it's someone's lost pet or a just a pretty bird that's taken up residence in the area. And according to Wikipedia, feral populations have been established in the U.S., of the golden pheasant, also known as a Chinese pheasant. They are native to western China, but also have established other feral populations in a very wide range throughout the world, including the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Falkland Islands, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.