Fox removed to protect it from animal sculpture thieves

Fox sculpture being removed The fox sculpture has been removed to keep it safe
Owl sculpture The owl and kingfisher were created as part of an open day
Kingfisher sculpture Animals and birds were carved from living trees using a chainsaw

Related Stories

A fox sculpture has been removed from a woodland because of fears it could be targeted by thieves.

Two similar sculptures - of an owl and a kingfisher - have already been stolen from a nearby nature reserve in Nottingham.

They are thought to have been sawn off with a chainsaw, suggesting the thefts were planned.

The two sculptures had been at Breck's Plantation for less than a month.

They were created using a chainsaw as part of an open day run by Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust on 24 July.

'Stolen as ornaments'

Erin McDaid, from the trust, said the fox sculpture has been removed from Glapton Wood "to keep it safe".

He appealed for the safe return of the owl and kingfisher.

"I can only think that someone wanted them for their garden or thought they could sell them as garden ornaments," he said.

"They don't have any particular monetary value but they do cost us money to create."

He asked anyone with information to contact police.

"We want them back in the wood where they belong," he added.

The sculptures were created from living trees, and due to the cost of commissioning the chainsaw sculptor the charity said it was not currently able to replace them.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Nottingham



18 °C 13 °C


  • A painting of the White House on fire by Tom FreemanFinders keepers

    The odd objects looted by the British from Washington in 1814

  • Chris and Regina Catrambone with their daughter Maria LuisaSOS

    The millionaires who rescue people at sea

  • Plane7 days quiz

    What unusual offence got a Frenchman thrown off a plane?

  • Children testing a bridge at a model-making summer school in Crawley, West SussexSeeding science Watch

    The retired professor who turned village children into engineers

  • Krouwa Erick, the doctor in Sipilou town at the border of Ivory Coast and Guinea - 27 August 2014Bad trip

    The Ebola journey no-one in Ivory Coast wants to take

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.