A Peregrine Falcon was found in a vehicle that was stopped by police in Wiltshire.

Officers from Wiltshire Police’s specialist operations department said they had stopped the car near Pewsey on Sunday night (September 6).

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The occupants of the vehicle were believed to have been involved in poaching. They had with them what appeared to be a Peregrine Falcon, wearing a hood typically used by falconers hunting with the birds of prey.

Posting a picture of the bird on Twitter, the officers wrote: “Not something you see every day.”