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On March 1, a medium-sized brown-and-white bird was spotted on Lotus Street in O.B. Some thought it to be a variety of vulture or a tumbler pigeon but it mostly closely resembles a Jacobin pigeon.

The Jacobin is a type of “fancy pigeon” developed through selective in Asia. Jacobins are known for their feathered hoods.

At the car wash...

At the car wash...

photo by Matthew Mitchell

According to those who have encountered the furry bird, it doesn’t appear to be able to fly away and may have had its wings clipped. It has a pink bracelet on its left leg, but has been elusive to the extent that nobody has been able to read it and contact the owner.

Until its owner is found, the new town mascot has been spotted at least five times since the beginning of the month.

“He’s helping me wash the jeep!,” wrote Matt on Facebook. “If anybody is wondering, it seems to enjoy listening to Sublime!”

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