A Quail Rustler hit Salt Lake City while I stepped out of the country for a minute. When I returned, the buck quail had flown off with his chick- there was an Art Amber Alert in the neighborhood where it was rustled, a neighbor looked over is fence and saw the sculpture roosting in a neighbor’s yard. The sculpture is now in police evidence as the case is built against the 22 year old quail rustler. He was one of a larger group of rustlers, but hasn’t given up his posse- though he has let slip a connection to a scrap yard.
When the police release the birds from evidence, they will be brought to my rookery and nursed back to health before release back to the parkland they inhabit.