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This young owl was given the bird by his mum, but luckily fell into the hands of the law

This young owl was given the bird by his mum, but luckily fell into the hands of the law


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This young owl was given the bird by his mum, but luckily fell into the hands of the law

This young owl was given the bird by his mum, but luckily fell into the hands of the law at Wantage police station in Oxfordshire, where hes being detained at Her Majestys pleasure - owl sitting on a police helmet.
August 1979
1970s

mirrorpix
Hertfordshire
United Kingdom
WA*3286273

Media ID 21505000

© Mirrorpix

Birds Funny Helmet Nobody Police


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EDITORS COMMENTS
In a comical twist of fate, this young owl found himself in the clutches of the law after being given the bird by his own mother. Seeking refuge at Wantage police station in Oxfordshire, this feathered troublemaker now resides under 'Her Majesty's pleasure'. Perched atop a police helmet, he seems to have taken quite a liking to his unconventional detention center. The year was August 1979, and this amusing snapshot captures the lightheartedness of that era. This photograph from Memory Lane Prints showcases an unexpected encounter between nature and authority. With its retro charm and timeless humor, it transports us back to the carefree days of the 1970s. The innocence of animals never fails to bring smiles to our faces, especially when they find themselves in peculiar situations like this one. The juxtaposition of an owl on a police helmet is undeniably unusual yet endearing. It reminds us that even within strict boundaries and serious professions, there is always room for laughter and unexpected surprises. This image perfectly encapsulates those moments where life takes an unexpectedly delightful turn. So let yourself be transported back in time with this print – a true gem capturing both wildlife wonderment and human amusement.

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