MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A hummingbird found far away from home in a St. Paul yard is now back home.
WCCO first reported on the rare hummingbird two weeks ago. Roufus hummingbirds are from the Pacific Northwest and winter in Mexico.READ MORE: 'I Feel Like It's Worse': Parts Of South Minneapolis Still Plagued By Needle Littering
Experts think the bird got lost in our first snow storm.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine For Younger Kids 'Would Be Absolute Relief' For Families With Immunocompromised Members
The hummingbird was taken to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center where it was then transferred to a facility in Texas. It was checked out and released back into the wild on Sunday.
WCCO learned that an anonymous partner stepped forward and brought the hummingbird to Texas on a private jet.MORE NEWS: How Did Pumpkin Spice Become The Flavor Of Fall?
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