Shrewsbury's controversial new sculpture in memory of Charles Darwin has attracted a thrill-seeking climber.
Bobbie Nugent, of Darwin Street, captured the man clambering over the statue in Mardol Quay Gardens on her cameraphone as she made her way back home from work at about 5.40pm yesterday.
Mrs Nugent, 59, said motorists travelling along Smithfield Road and other passers-by noticed the man, believed to be about 20 years old, making his way to the top of the sculpture.
She said: "It looks pretty dangerous but he just stood there on top of it.
"I don't know whether he was foolhardy or brave."
Meanwhile, an online poll conducted by the Shropshire Star has revealed that most people believe that the artwork represents good value for money.
The sculpture has come under increasing fire from taxpayers after Shropshire Council agreed to increase the budget for the work to more than £450,000.
But the Star's survey shows that, so far, more people believe it is still worth spending the extra cash.
A total of 878 people cast their votes at Shropshirestar.com and the majority said that they think the sculpture represents good value.
The figures revealed 476 people voted yes in favour of the artwork while 402 said they did not think it was worth it.