The hawk that patrols Wimbledon's tennis courts to frighten away pigeons has been found after he was stolen last week.
Rufus, a Harrier Hawk, was taken overnight on Thursday and Friday from a car parked outside the home of his owner.
But his official Twitter account tweeted good news on Sunday night: "We can confirm the news is true RUFUS HAS BEEN FOUND safe and well & reunited with family!!
"Thank you so much for your support.
"We are so overwhelmed by all your support, #findrufus has worked, Rufus is healthy & well... we are SO excited/happy/relieved."
He was handed into the RSPCA Animal Hospital in Putney in south-west London.
Owner Imogen Davis, 25, said: "We have Rufus back, safe and well.
"We are ecstatic and so, so overwhelmed with all the lovely messages and help we have received."
A Met Police spokeswoman confirmed Rufus was handed into Putney Hospital.
She said the hawk has a slightly sore leg and will have a few days rest before he starts working again.
The four-year-old hawk, who deters pigeons at the All England Club simply through his presence, is a family pet, and his owners were very distressed over his disappearance.
Rufus has become a well-known fixture at the south-west London club, with visitors often stopping to ask for photos with the hawk and even tennis stars, including former champion Richard Krajicek, tweeting pictures of him.The hawk that patrols Wimbledon's tennis courts to frighten away pigeons has been found after he was stolen last week.