Is this the city's laziest pigeon?

A FEATHERED stowaway has been spotted making a cross-Channel trip '“ without a single flap of its wings.

Monday, 10th July 2017, 8:12 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:06 am
The pigeon on board the ferry

A lazy pigeon was spotted on board a ferry service yesterday afternoon, making its way from St Malo in France to Portsmouth.

But his journey did not begin on the continent.

Passenger James McLaughlin explained: ‘He was on the overnight outbound ferry from Portsmouth and is now on his way back home.

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‘I’d like to find out who he belongs to, so they can find out about his cross-Channel journey.’

In an attempt to keep the pigeon away from harm, James attached a note to the door leading out on to the deck where the bird was resting.

The note read: ‘Please mind the pigeon when you open the door!’.

The message of warning was also accompanied by a small doodle.

It is not yet known whether the bird departed the service upon arriving in Portsmouth yesterday afternoon, or whether it simply fancied another ferry ride across the Channel.