A friendly postman or postwoman has been named a hero after he/she rescued an escaped hen - and left a delivery card for her owner.
Leanne Preston, from Congresbury in north Somerset, found the Royal Mail 'Something for you' card from her postman when she returned home on Saturday. On it the friendly postman/woman had written that he had seen the chicken escaping through a hedge into a neighbouring garden at 1.15pm.
In the item description box, he had written, '1 chicken', and added that it could not be posted as 'it’s too large'.
The card read: 'Saw your chicken escape through the hedge to the side of the building and go into 4B’s garden at 13.15.
Ms Preston described the chicken, called Windmill, as a bit of a Houdini, an 'escape artist' who had been known to wander around before.
And expressed her gratitude to her 'lovely postie', because Windmill had returned safely back to her coop, with all ending well.
A spokeswoman for the British Hen Welfare Trust said the Royal Mail card had sparked the interest of many on social media sites- Twitter and Facebook
Royal Mail re-tweeted the news to its 44,000+ followers and say they are trying to trace the postman.
A spokesman for Royal Mail added: 'We are working to confirm the identity of the postman or postwoman.'
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