Escaped bird of prey from London Zoo swoops on family picnic in Streatham Common

A mom has disclosed that an escaped chook of prey swooped on her household picnic miles absent from her London Zoo captivity.

Jester, the Crested Caracara, escaped by traveling off over Regent’s Park during program instruction and has been on the operate for much more than two weeks.

Just one of her latest spotters is Becky Horton 38, who watched Jester scavenging for food just metres from her spouse and children who ended up owning a picnic in Streatham Common.

The NHS take care ofr advised Metro: “I have bought a a few-yr-old and a toddler and it was in all probability about half the dimensions of him.

“It was about three metres absent.

“I took a several pictures and would have taken more, but I did not want to stick all-around with the youngsters there.”

Jester was spotted “happily sitting down in a tree” right after feeding off worms yesterday at Mayow Park in Sydenham.

The bird was pictured going for walks absent from an exasperated zookeeper making an attempt in vain to coax the hen into a travel cage with snacks.

London Zoo mentioned: “They are perfectly equipped for surviving in an city ­environment as they scavenge for carrion or meals in bins.

“The staff will go on to motivate Jester into her travel crate so they can provide her again household, exactly where her brother Joker is ready — together with a celebratory food of her favorite quail and crickets.”

The crested caracara has a wingspan of about 1.2m (4 ft) and seems like a cross amongst an eagle and a toucan.

In the wild it commonly can be observed across the southern US states, as perfectly as areas of Central The usa.