A NEW home is being sought for an owl that was once a Bury St Edmunds landmark.
St Edmundsbury borough councillor David Nettleton has been looking after the stone snowy owl he christened Duckworth since it became homeless. The owl stood in a niche on the jewellers Preston and Duckworth’s shop in Cornhill until it was removed as a drunken prank.
Cllr Nettleton said the prankster took it back but the insurance company refused to allow it to be returned to the niche in case it fell on someone, so it was put into his care.
He said: “The thing has been in my back garden where it isn’t of benefit to anyone but me. I want to put it somewhere where everyone can see it but it’s got to be high up where some car’s not going to hit it and it won’t get stolen.”
If you have any ideas, contact Cllr Nettleton at firstname.lastname@example.org