AN amazing video shows a frisky pheasant chasing a car – after the bird fell in love with the driver.
James Clark found himself the subject of unwanted attention after stopping on an Arran road to photograph and video the game bird.
But when James, 44, prepared to leave the grouse started making mating calls and darted back and forth in front of his car.
To the businessman’s astonishment, the bird then chased his vehicle for several minutes with the hilarious scene caught from the back seat by his son.
American James, who was heading home after visiting the island’s famous Machrie Stones, said he had often encountered pheasants on Arran but this was the most “ballsy”.
He said: “I saw it in a field and went to video it. He let me get really close, about a foot away from where he was standing and just kept staring at me.
“I started to leave and he just began following me and tried to get in my car. It was making this sound like a mating call, maybe it was like, ‘what’s up baby?'”
He added: “When I got in the car he ran out in front and kept darting up the side trying to get in. He was right at the driver’s side trying to get in.
“When we finally drove away it followed us for about five to ten minutes. It cracked me up.
“My son was filming it and was laughing his ass off. Unfortunately the sound was off so I put the Benny Hill over it.”
The footage shows the pheasant crossing over a grass verge before dicing with death in the middle of the road to catch up.
As the car turns a corner, the bird goes out of shot but quickly emerges as it carries on hobbling down the road.
James was in the news earlier this month after it emerged he is raffling off his £1.5m Balmichael estate by selling £55 raffle tickets.
Earlier this week, video emerged of a pheasant in Balfron, Stirlingshire, which has been attacking passers-by. Locals have dubbed the bird, which pecks at pedestrians’ footwear, “Archie”.