From the bands on their legs, Hayward was able to trace the flamingos' origins -- one to escapee's zoo, the other to a nature reserve in Mexico. It's uncertain if they are a breeding pair, but no other flamingos were in sight.
When the escaped flamingo's former keeper, Scott Newland, got word that the bird had turned up in Texas, it seemed to come as welcome news.
"It's a testament to the adaptability of these animals," he told Reuters.
Newland has no plans to recapture the flamingo, opting instead to let it stay free in the wild.