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Pink flamingo spotted on a lake north of NYC

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November 7, 2011 09:07 AM EST | AP


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.

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.

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