Distraught mum, Jean Munter, sobbed today as she told The Spoof how the installation of a new mobile phone mast in her street has caused her three year old son, Mickey, to turn into a game bird.
Sobbing loudly she said:
"It used to be lovely here before that bleedin' mast was installed but now it's terrible. I started to notice that sumfing was wrong last week when Mickey started sprouting brightly coloured plumage, but I just put it down to all the E numbers he has in his sweeties and that.
Then last night when I went to tuck him in he had turned into a grouse or sumfing. It's awful and I don't know what we're going to do!"
Bill Oddie comments:
"This is really most unusual indeed. If young Mickey has in fact turned into a grouse, then it will be the first such case on record"
A spokesman for the phone company told us:
"You can't prove nothing, right? And if you say that it was our mast that caused this then you'd better look out pal. Know what I mean?"
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh has broken the code of silence usually observed by the royals on these occasions and said:
"Does he have a little brother or sister? If he does it might be worth going round there and bagging a brace but I couldn't be arsed if it's only him on his own!"