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Norman the Golden Eagle finally recaptured!

Norman the Eagle- finally recaptured! Credit: ITV News Anglia

Norman the golden eagle who went missing in Bedfordshire has finally been caught- after weeks of evading capture.

The bird of prey, which was on loan to falconer Allen Smith from Lidlington, near Flitwick, has been on the loose since he flew off on Friday January 9th.

After dozens of tip-offs from the public, Mr Smith finally found Norman in a tree in Flitwick over a week ago but he was unable to lure him down.

He eventually discovered the bird, which has a six-foot wingspan, in Barton-le-Clay after a call from the police who'd been tipped off by a member of the public.

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Lost seal searches for fish in Lincolnshire village

A lost seal has been spotted 27 miles inland in Deeping St James, Lincolnshire Credit: Kerry Unwin Photography

A lost seal has been spotted 27 miles inland in Lincolnshire while it was fishing for food.

The seal was found at Low Locks, off the River Welland, near Deeping St James.

Normally found in the Wash, it is reported to have appeared in the Lincolnshire village during the last week.

The RSPCA believe the seal was following a dredger that was turning up fish and it is likely the easy meal is what has brought it inland.

The seal was found at Low Locks, off the River Welland, near Deeping St James. Credit: Kerry Unwin Photography

Crossbow dog finds new home

Ziggy in October Credit: RSPCA

A dog abandoned with a 20-inch crossbow bolt through his head has found a new home.

Ziggy, a two-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier, was shot at close range by an attacker but the bolt just missed his brain, eyes and ears.

He was found wandering in woodland near Wansford, in Cambridgeshire, and veterinary surgeons removed the carbon fibre missile last October.

Three months later Ziggy is now settling in with his new owners Dominic O'Hare, 25, and his girlfriend Anna Burton-Wood, 27, in Watford.

The couple said that when they saw pictures of Ziggy they knew immediately they wanted to adopt him.

As soon as we met him, I knew everything I had thought was true. He is just a big softie.

– Dominic O'Hare, Ziggy's new owner

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Norman the Eagle evades capture again

Norman the golden eagle is still at large in Bedfordshire after he was spotted in a tree in Flitwick last night, but evaded capture.

The bird of prey, which was on loan to falconer Allen Smith from Lidlington, near Flitwick, has been on the loose since he flew off last weekend.

After dozens of tip-offs from the public over the past few days, Mr Smith finally found Norman in a tree in Flitwick but was unable to lure him down. Efforts were called off when it got dark and when Mr Smith returned this morning the bird had already taken flight again.

Since Norman escpaed there have been sightings all over Bedfordshire including Stewartby, Luton and over the border in St Neots. Pet owners have been warned to be vigilant in case Norman, who has a six-foot wingspan, attacks a cat. The search continues.

Norman the Golden Eagle who's escaped in Bedfordshire Credit: ITV viewer Hannah Townsend
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