All about Louie

A few months ago I posted a picture of a bird that my friend +Erin Sirianni had found.  We didn't know what it was and someone on Google+ helped identify Louie as a  Malaysian pheasant.  Louie came to live with us after his owner could not be identified.  We also heard from various people living in our area there have been sighting of Louie for months around the area.

I tried putting Louie in the chicken coop and while he was fine, he was very unhappy there.  One day I was moving the coop and he escaped.  I thought it might be the last I saw of Louie but it turns out he likes living with us, and lives a very happy life staying close to home without having to be caged.   I discovered he likes fruit and nuts, and has a soft spot for my chickens.  He is a very friendly bird and very nice, quiet, and pleasant.  He doesn't like to be caught and since his escape no one has managed to catch him.  Since he can fly and is a big bird, it makes it hard to catch him since he decided he would like his freedom.  

He seems to have a friendly domestic relationship with my cat, who also gets along well with our chickens.  My cat seems to think most of our birds are some for of feline, and she will spend lazy days hanging out with Louie or the chickens.  

Have you ever had an unexpected pet enter your life?  How did it go? I never expected to have Louie in my life, but I have to say I am very fond of him.  
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