The racing pigeon who didn't want to fly home is getting a lift.
The bird, which was blown off course during a competition, was found in Douglas last week.
His owner suggested he could be allowed to fly to Belfast, but the bird went straight back to the home of the family who found him.
However, after an appeal on Manx Radio the reluctant flier will be joining a driver who will be heading over to Northern Ireland on the boat this Sunday.
Pigeon and owner will be reunited in Belfast.
(Picture: A racing pigeon, from the speedpigeon.com website).