Residents and visitors to Newry in recent weeks might have bumped into a Heron that is stalking the city’s streets.
However the story of the bird has taken a somewhat sinister turn this morning when victim’s campaigner Willie Frazer claimed that far from being long-legged freshwater and coastal bird it is actually “In the RA”.
The NSPCA have rubbished Frazer’s assertions that the Heron is in anyway connected to the IRA claiming it hasn’t got the capacity to be a member of such a group.
But Willie Frazer told Newry Spud:
“Do you think it’s just a coincidence that this Heron who is a well known Republican Heron shows up in Newry on the run up to Easter Sunday, I don’t think so.
If this Fenian bastard of a bird thinks he can walk around this area carrying out attacks on the Protestant people he has another thing coming.”