Tropical bird spotted in western Minnesota
JOHNSON, Minn. (FOX 9) - A tropical bird appears to be a long way from home.
FOX 9 viewer Carol Bauer spotted a Scarlet Ibis in the western side of the state in Johnson, Minnesota.
The Scarlet Ibis, a bright orange bird, is typically found in South America or the Caribbean. When Bauer first saw the bird, she thought it may have escaped from the Minnesota Zoo.
A zoo official told FOX 9 all their ibises are accounted for and while it's rare for a tropical to appear in Minnesota, it's not unheard of. The official said it's possible the bird got lost during migration, but it's unclear how this bird arrived in Minnesota.