This turkey is voting for Christmas after finding a home at Dickleburgh pub

A turkey called Lucky has been rescued from the Christmas Dinner table by Lizzie Brake, Landlady at

A turkey called Lucky has been rescued from the Christmas Dinner table by Lizzie Brake, Landlady at The Crown in Dickleburgh after telling the local butcher she was a vegetarian and wanted to rescue a turkey. He brought one in for her and now Lucky lives at the pub. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2015

Turkeys may not vote for Christmas. But one might just feel like it has topped the polls.

A turkey called Lucky has been rescued from the Christmas Dinner table by Lizzie Brake, Landlady at

A turkey called Lucky has been rescued from the Christmas Dinner table by Lizzie Brake, Landlady at The Crown in Dickleburgh after telling the local butcher she was a vegetarian and wanted to rescue a turkey. He brought one in for her and now Lucky lives at the pub. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2015

The bird - unsurprisingly now named Lucky - has escaped the Christmas table, and has now taken up residence at a Norfolk pub.

She owes her freedom to a passing remark by Lizzie Brake, the vegetarian landlady of the Dickleburgh Crown, near Diss, who mentioned her butcher, Michael Wilby, that she would like to rescue a turkey.

She thought little more of it until, days later, Mr Wilby arrived in the pub with a bird under his arm.

'People in the pub thought it was hilarious. He named her Lucky when he brought her in. We had the conversation a little while ago and it was a throw away comment, but Michael took it at face value.'

The 10 month old Norfolk Black has since become a star attraction at the pub. 'She's made guest appearances in the pub and she's been popular. She's very friendly and I think she's quite cute,' Miss Brake, 34, added.

'Michael chose Lucky because she was getting bullied and pecked by the other turkeys.

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Mr Wilby, who owns the Rushall Farm Shop, said it started as a practical joke and he took pity on the turkey.

He said: 'She's a vegetarian so we always have a bit of banter. I normally give the pubs I supply their Christmas dinner but I couldn't give her a bag of vegetables.'

Miss Brake is now planning to get another bird to keep Lucky company.

'They live up to ten years so I will be having her for a long time,' she added.