STAFF at Abbey Vets had to cope with a lot of cock-a-doodle-dos when a rather unusual stray was brought in.

The rooster was found parading up and down Summer Lane, when he was taken to the Dodworth Road vets by a member of the public.

Lynn Northrop, from Abbey Vets, said: "We weren't sure what breed he is but probably a Plymouth Rock or a Sussex. He is being looked after by one of our nurses who lives in Darton.

"Our receptionist Lisa was going to take him originally but then we discovered he was a boy when he started cock-a-doodle-doing. Lisa only has egg-laying hens so she thought it unwise to take him."

The vet's advice for people finding a stray bird is to be careful not to injure it. Birds are fragile and people can easily break their bones or damage feathers.