A SEARCH has been launched to find the owner of a cockerel who hitched a ride after being found at a bus stop near Aberdeen.
The bird was spotted by the side of the road in Maryculter and was taken to the Scottish SPCA’s animal rescue centre in Drumoak, where staff christened him Decker.
Centre manager Graeme Innes said: “Decker is a handsome chap. He didn’t have a bus pass so it’s lucky a kind passer by stopped and gave him a lift to our centre.
“We don’t know how Decker came to be there. It’s possible he has strayed from home or he could have been abandoned.
“Although he appears confident, he can be a little nervous and isn’t used to being handled. He does like to show off in front of all the females though.
“Decker will require a safe area to explore during the day and a secure place to stay overnight. We think he would enjoy a place in the countryside.
“If anyone is able to offer Decker a ticket to his forever home we would be delighted to hear from them on 03000 999 999.”