People left puzzled by Shrewsbury tree ducks

You wouldn’t normally expect to see small, white ducks sitting in the tree tops – especially when they’re made of plastic.

White plastic ducks hanging from trees in the Oteley Road area of Shrewsbury
White plastic ducks hanging from trees in the Oteley Road area of Shrewsbury

Mystery surrounds the appearance of ducks which have suddenly appeared hanging from trees in Shrewsbury. Residents awoke this week to find toys in several trees in different parts of the town. So far, nobody seems to have any idea where they came from, or why they are there.

Now shoppers and residents, who say the ‘charming’ ducks put a smile on their faces, have launched an appeal to find out who is behind the wacky stunt.

The scene in Oteley Road where they mystery ducks have appeared
The scene in Oteley Road where they mystery ducks have appeared

The ducks have cropped up in Oteley Road, between the Sutton Road turn and the Weeping Cross island and a number of other locations across town, including one on Castle Street.

The birds, which each have a small number on them, have left residents baffled.

Kyla Davies, from Clive Road, Monkmoor, said she had seen a number of the ducks in the past few days.

“I have spotted a few here and there and I have no idea where they have come from or why they are there, but they are quite nice. It looks like they could be part of the Christmas decorations,” she said.

Derek Evans, who lives in Poole Rise said he spotted the first duck about a week ago and now there are more than two dozen.

“I don’t know who is doing it, or why they have chosen these little ducks, but it is quite funny to see them popping up,” he said.

“They have numbers on so it looks like they could have been used in a race, but asking around nobody seems to know.”

Do you know where the ducks have come from? Call the Shropshire Star on (01952) 242 424 or e-mail newsroom @shropshirestar.co.uk

Comments for: "People left puzzled by Shrewsbury tree ducks"

Jim

Some Ducktective work is required I think.

Duckwatcher

There as been a duck in a tree at the Stapleton end of Shadymoor Lane (Stapleton to Wilderley Lane) for months perhaps he found a friend and started to breed.

Lemon Curry

Do they mark gang or drugs territories?

JJ Ford

oohh yeah u got a point.... could be quack addicts

Sam

Lemon Curry is probably right with the drug territories,

Most likely drug is Quack Cocain...

rik

Ah i think this calls for the master ,sherlock holmes and his companion ducktor watson,we hope he could quack the case open. but if not he will be left with egg on his face, then the yolk would be on him.(cant think of anymore yet)anyone wanna add to it be my guest