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Large bird of prey spotted on car in Yardley Park Road in Tonbridge

By Poppy Jeffery

A man was surprised to find a large bird of prey sitting on his car this morning.

Trevor Brittain, aka @TrevorB58 on Twitter, shared the photos of the creature seen in Yardley Park Road, Tonbridge, on Twitter.

The 58-year-old said: "I pulled back the curtains at about 9.30am, saw a movement and first thought through the windscreen that there was a large wood pigeon sitting on the car bonnet.

"Then it stood up straight and I saw it clearly, picked up the phone and took a few pictures before it flew."

Trevor, who works for Kent County Council's education governing body added: "No apparent damage to the car!

"Local suggestion is that it is a Harris Hawk which escaped in north Tonbridge last year."

The bird in question. Picture: @TrevorB58.
The bird in question. Picture: @TrevorB58.

According to the Independent Bird Register, the creature has been loose since July 2016.

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