“The female, Pepper, is friendly but a bit shy and Salt is obviously much more friendly and will walk up to you and ask for attention,” Wilson told The Dodo. “He does try to preen my arms and calves and is a bit puzzled because I don't have feathers to groom.”
From the moment Salt arrived, he took an immediate liking to Wilson, who works as the stable manager's assistant at the rescue. “He settled in well here and would come right up and lean against my legs while I fed the ponies and donkey,” Wilson said.
It was surprisingly sweet behavior for an animal meant to frighten away any strangers.