The pheasant is a bird that players had to kill in the Freaky Foresterrandom event. Players were directed to kill the pheasant with a certain number of tail feathers to gain the reward from the event AND to be teleported back to their original location. Upon failure to deliver the correct raw pheasant, the player would be given an incorrect raw pheasant. Consequently, not only will no reward be given, but the player would be teleported off to a random spot on the map rather than returned back to his or her origin.
During the random event, pheasants had 50 life points and the first blow to them always hit for 50 life points, regardless of the player's combat stats, thereby killing the bird. Players receive no experience for slaying the pheasant but the drop was always a raw pheasant, which was needed to complete the Freaky Forester random event. After the removal of random events, the first hit is no longer guaranteed to kill them instantly, nor is it guaranteed to land. Also, if they are not killed, they fight back with weak melee attacks. Despite this, it is still easy to kill them due to their very low life points.