Cop buys live egret from eatery and sets it free
A policeman from Danzhou, Hainan province, bought a live wild egret from a local restaurant only so he could set it free last week.
Deng Xianghai was on an official trip to Sandu when he spotted the caged bird at a restaurant.
The restaurant owner told the cop his son had captured the egret from the fields and he could have it for 50 yuan ($7.5).
Deng immediately handed the eatery boss the amount and freed the egret into the wild.
"The way he was inquiring about the bird I thought he was going to eat it. I'm surprised he let it go," the restaurant owner said.
(Nanguo Metropolis Daily)
(China Daily 09/16/2010 page5)