Shadow, the tawny owl, has escaped from Fritton Owl Sanctuary
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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.'
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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.'
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If you do spot Shadow please contact Mr Weston on 07951786069 or Louise Thorp on 07983401861.