Shadow, the tawny owl, has escaped from Fritton Owl Sanctuary

PUBLISHED: 16:55 25 November 2017 | UPDATED: 16:55 25 November 2017

A two-year-old tawny owl called Shadow has escaped from Fritton Owl Sanctuary. Photo courtesy of Fritton Owld Sanctuary.

A two-year-old tawny owl called Shadow has escaped from Fritton Owl Sanctuary. Photo courtesy of Fritton Owld Sanctuary.


An owl sanctuary is appealing to the public for help tracking down one of its birds after the animal flew the nest.

Shadow, a two-year-old tawny owl, escaped from Fritton Owl Sanctuary, on Beccles Road, Great Yarmouth at around 1.20pm this afternoon (November 25).

Mark Weston, who owns the sanctuary, said: “He was being tied on to one of his perches when he got spooked and flew off – he still has jesses tied around his feet.

“If a member of the public does spot him approach slowly and try to place him in a box.

“He has been hand-reared and is not aggressive at all.”

Mr Weston fears the bird may not be able to fend for himself in the wild.

He said: “He probably hasn’t gone too far – with help from the public I’m sure we can find him.”

If you do spot Shadow please contact Mr Weston on 07951786069 or Louise Thorp on 07983401861.

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