Concerned locals have launched a campaign to locate a beloved duck.
Geoffrey the duck went missing from Anstruther in Fife, so residents have been sticking up missing posters.
The bird has been missing from his usual spot on the beach since Saturday and a campaign to find him has led to the creation of a Where’s Geoffrey Facebook page and the #wheresgeoffrey hashtag on Twitter with people have being asked to report any potential sightings.
Anstruther mum-of-two Kirsty Black, one of those co-ordinating the search, said the duck was a well-loved village character.
‘He has lived on the beach for five or six years and all the locals know him and feed him,’ she said.
‘I saw someone lifting him on Saturday and nobody has seen him since.’
Kirsty received a phone call on Thursday afternoon from a woman who said she had taken Geoffrey home on Saturday to offer him B&B after noticing he was limping.
‘She released him on Monday and he flew off,’ she said.
‘Nobody knows where he is now as he doesn’t fly far and he doesn’t do water, despite being a duck.’
Kirsty added that her two children Harris, 8, and Isla, 6, were missing Geoffrey terribly.
‘We used to feed him three times a day,’ she said.
‘He’s very friendly and we’re fond of him and we would just like him back.’