cornwalllive.com – Charlotte Turner – Not many of us can say we’ve approached a pheasant wearing nothing but a hat and a one-sided G-string. But that can’t be said of Stephen Phelps. The farrier waded in to help a client who was having problems with a territorial Reeve’s pheasant – it became so aggressive that every time the man went out on his ride-on lawnmower the bird would attack him.
The angry pheasant clawed the client in the face with its large spurs, which was when he asked Steve for help. Taking to Facebook to ask for suggestions on how to deal with the bird, Steve, from St Agnes, was told to shoot it.
But one person jokingly suggested the 36-year-old perform a ‘sex dance’ to assert his dominance and claim his territory.