FLEDGLING FRIENDSHIP: Propriator of recovery business makes an unsual friend

Michael Duggan feeding his new friend who he affectionately named Cheeky!

Michael Duggan feeding his new friend who he affectionately named Cheeky!

Lombardstown, Co. Cork native Michael Duggan is one of those people who can quite literally charm the birds off the trees and lately he has upped the ante to a whole new level to where he actually hand feeds a Crow who has befriended him near the Supermac’s Complex on Mallow’s Limerick road.

“About two months ago, I was stopped here having a sandwich and throwing a bit of crust out to the Crows when this cheeky fellow landed on the mirror of the truck”, Michael told the Corkman News.

This large Crow who he has named Cheeky has a keen palate for tasty culinary treats and favours high quality cheddar cheese above all else. In the course of his work, Michael is on the road a lot and stops almost every second day at this particular location.

“The minute I stop the truck now, he arrives and he takes the food out of my hand, and if I offer him bread, he pecks at my hand as if to say I have no interest in that, give me my cheese!” said Michael.

Michael is the proprietor of Duggan’s 24 hour recovery in Lombardstown, and also has raised substantial monies for various charities through his work as a Country Music DJ at various social dancing venues.