A STUFFED owl, that went walkabout from a popular East Oxford pub, has been safely returned to the hostelry after an appeal to track it down.
‘Hooty McOwlerson’, also known as ‘Owly’, a taxidermy owl, was stolen from The Star Pub, on Rectory Road last week.
After realising he had gone, landlord Gus Rogers appealed to the thief to return the bird. He was eventually returned after a pub regular spotted Owly at a student party.
Gus said: “We realised he was missing mid last week and some of our locals mentioned they hadn’t seen it for a few days.