A roadrunner was made a stowaway by a moving van while it traveled from Las Vegas (Nevada) to Freedom (Maine). NPR reported.
The roadrunner is also known as a “greater roadrunner,”NPR reported that the species is a native of Southwestern states such as Arizona and Nevada.
According to, the wayward bird was able to ride along in the storage area on a moving van as it left Sin City for Westbrook, Maine. NECN.
Avian Haven, Freedom, Maine received a call in November about the situation. Volunteers took the roadrunner to the bird rehabilitation facility. NPR reported.
Avian Haven stated in a post on Facebook that the roadrunner had been a wayward. “in remarkably good shape for having been confined in the van for four days, leading us to wonder if perhaps some food items had also stowed away.”
The Nevada Department of Wildlife reported KTNVThey were amazed that the bird survived.
“Probably the biggest thing for us is without water, birds do become dehydrated, even here in the desert,”Douglas Nielsen, Nevada Dept. Public Affairs/Conservation Education Supervisor of Wildlife.