Walter the Friendly Grouse Becomes Man’s Backyard Companion
Some people are greeted by the family dog. For Todd Westward, it's a ruffed grouse.
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NEW LONDON, N.H. (AP) — Some people are greeted by the family dog. For Todd Westward, it’s a ruffed grouse. The bird started hanging out in the New London, New Hampshire, backyard last month with Westward while his family was away on a trip, his wife, Mary Beth Westward, posted in Facebook. Since then, the bird, named Walter, has made himself a fixture in the yard. “I just thought it was a fluke before we…