POUND RIDGE, N.Y. — It wasn't a lawn ornament on a suburban New York lake. It was an honest to goodness real pink flamingo.
According to the New York Post ( ), Chris Evers spotted it last month while canoeing on Lake Kitchawan near his Pound Ridge home. http://nyp.st/uRuj85
Concerned the tropical bird would die in the cold overnight, he brought it home and placed it in a water-filled bathtub.
An ID band on the bird's leg showed it had been hatched at an exotic-animal business in North Carolina.
The flamingo's owner was quickly contacted. He's a private zoo operator who lives 15 miles from Evers and has a state permit to keep a flock of flamingoes.
The bird had been missing for two days after flying the coop on Oct. 22.
Information from: New York Post, http://www.nypost.com