The bird disappeared from a race in the US state of Oregon on October 29. Photo: AFP The bird disappeared from a race in the US state of Oregon on October 29. Photo: AFP
The bird disappeared from a race in the US state of Oregon on October 29. Photo: AFP
Australia

Animal crossing: Australia to kill US bird that made 13,000km trip to Melbourne

  • The racing pigeon has come afoul of Australia’s notoriously strict biosecurity laws after deviating way off its course
  • Experts suspect the bird – which has been dubbed Joe, after the US president-elect – hitched a ride on a cargo ship to cross the Pacific Ocean

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The bird disappeared from a race in the US state of Oregon on October 29. Photo: AFP The bird disappeared from a race in the US state of Oregon on October 29. Photo: AFP
The bird disappeared from a race in the US state of Oregon on October 29. Photo: AFP
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