Pub's parrot found dead clutching his favourite bar snack
A pub's parrot was found dead in his cage clutching his favourite bar snack.
The African grey called Charlie, 40, was found holding a pork scratching by the landlady at the Rising Sun in Kemsing, Kent.
Landlady Michelle Hunter said: "I have been with Charlie for the best part of 23 years. So it's such a shame he's gone. The pub doesn't feel the same without him."
Charlie was a regular at the pub on Cotman's Ash Lane for more than 40 years, until his death three weeks ago.
But spending all his time in the pub probably took its toll on the feathered friend.
Mrs Hunter said: "He did all the things which were bad for him. His favourite foods were cashew nuts and pork scratchings, which makes sense when he lived in a pub, I suppose. One morning I found him lying in the bottom of his cage, holding a pork scratching. So he must have been happy at the time he died, as he was eating away."