Pet Owl Possibly Put Down After Mating Calls ComplaintsWritten by Barbara Hanly on Friday, 29 January 2010
A pet tawny owl is in trouble after receiving complaints from neighbours about his loud mating calls with his female friend. Wendy Whitfield has owned the owl named 'Twixx' for over 20 years and now faces a £5000 fine by her council in Hampshire if she does not move the owl from the bottom of her garden. “Twixx calls to see if there are any other owls in the area and there is one female who talks to him quite a bit,” Mrs Whitfield said. The council explained that it is their statutory obligation to investigate all noise complaints and that they are working with Mrs Whitfield to bring this matter to conclusion. To read more on this story go to the times online website.