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Lucky turkey to survive Christmas
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Not many turkeys will be so fortunate this Christmas
A turkey spared a traditional fate on the Christmas dinner plate has been given the name Lucky.

The bird was saved after a north Wales woman who had selected it for her Christmas Day lunch changed her mind.

She had visited a farm in the Conwy valley, where she paid for the turkey before driving home.

But after a sleepless night worrying about the bird's fate, she returned to the farm the next day and paid them 50 to save its life.

A spokesman for Bodafon, a working farm and tourist attraction in Llandudno said it was the first time anything like that had happened there.

"We're tickled to death, though it's going to be an expensive Christmas for the lady," he said.

"It's the first time this has ever happened but we'll look after the turkey and have told her she can visit Lucky whenever she likes."

Staff at the farm plan to look after Lucky along with the other poultry at the farm.

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