Vulture still loose in county

A VULTURE was still on the loose in the Suffolk countryside today- one week after he went missing.Inca, a Turkey Vulture with a five-foot wingspan, was blown off course from the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, at Stonham Barns, last Tuesday.

A VULTURE was still on the loose in the Suffolk countryside today- one week after he went missing.

Inca, a Turkey Vulture with a five-foot wingspan, was blown off course from the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, at Stonham Barns, last Tuesday.

Staff became increasingly concerned towards the end of last week following sightings near Mendlesham - which showed that that two-foot tall creature was travelling further away from the centre.

However the giant bird, which has a bright red face and red legs, was spotted on Monday morning in Coddenham, near Needham Market, which has given the centre staff renewed hope.

Maz Robinson, who works at the centre, said: “He looked fairly good considering that he went missing a week ago but the concern is that we still need to get him back because he is old.

“We are just waiting for people to ring us with a pinpointed sighting. We need somebody to ring up one of us to rush out there so it is really important that people keep their eyes peeled.”

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The two-foot tall creature is a scavenger and not a hunter and staff at the owl sanctuary fear he may starve to death.

Anyone who thinks they may have seen Inca is urged to call the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary on 01449 711425 or 07932 315711.