A scantily-clad Cornish man has gone viral after his bizarre ‘sex dance’ with a pheasant.
Farrier Steve Phelps stepped in help a client who was having problems with a territorial pheasant on his land – armed only with a hat and half a G-string.
The pheasant had become so aggressive that every time the man went out on his ride-on lawnmower the bird would attack him, clawing him in the face with its sharp talons.
But one person jokingly suggested the 36-year-old perform a ‘sex dance’ to assert his dominance and claim his territory.
Steve, who knows his onions in this field as he also runs a pheasant shoot, said: “The comment was someone taking the mick more than anything.
“It’s breeding season so they pheasants show off who is the biggest and best so I took him up on the joke. To be fair the pheasant looked shocked more than anything.
“One of my friends had bought me a one-sided G-string for Christmas and I thought ‘I know what I’ll wear to show off my masculinity’.”
On preparing for the dance and his ‘outfit’, Steve said: “I was bent over with my tail wagging.
“I had sticks between my butt cheeks which acted as tail feathers and I was wagging my butt at him.
“He followed me for a second so I went back and shook my bum again – he hasn’t attacked anyone since the sex dance.”
He added: “I think he was shocked into dismissal.”
Steve and his friends have even named the feisty bird Reg – “because he looks like one of the Kray twins”.