An eagle owl on the loose in the skies over Exeter may have made its own in the centre of the city.
Reports suggest that the big bird has set up home in the grounds of the Bishop's Palace behind Exeter Cathedral.
It is said that it has been seen swooping about the area by visitors to the cathedral tower.
Although cathedral staff say they have yet to spot the bird, which is thought to have attacked a bus driver as he walked to work through Southernhay, it has been seen by staff of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds whose office is in Southernhay, near the cathedral.
A spokesman there said: "It appears it has been around here for a few weeks. It has just been seen flying around and people have heard its rather distinctive hoot.
"It is not an indigenous bird and appears to have escaped from an aviary so it is not really within our remit."