A bird of prey from Warwick Castle has been reported missing after flying away during a show on Thursday lunchtime.
The White Tailed Sea Eagle named Stan which has a wing span of 6 and a half feet, has been at the tourist attraction since 2004, he has flown away before but only for 2 or 3 hours.
The Warwick Castle bird-handler Chris O'Donnell says they are becoming increasingly concerned as it is highly unusual for them not to have received any reports of sightings from the public:
The ten-year-old eagle is not capable of hunting for himself says Chris, but he would be able to pick from a dead animal and this breed of eagle can survive without food for a week.
The reason for Stan's disappearance could be due to the weather explains Chris:
These eagles are native to the UK and live in Scotland, so if spotted it is likely to be Stan.
He is most likely to be spotted sitting in a tree or on a post, if anyone sees Stan call 01926 495421.