Eagle eyed visitors spot mystery Dodo egg in Shrewsbury

A group of eagle eyed Darwin fans have spotted what appears to be a Dodo egg on a visit to Shrewsbury this week.

The oversized egg was spotted near to the Darwin statue in the grounds of the library on Castle Street, Shrewsbury.

Charles Darwin, who was born and raised in Shrewsbury, reported on the fearless and now extinct Dodo bird on a trip to the Galapagos in the 19th Century, as part of his three year adventure on the H.M.S. Beagle.

“As Darwin noted, the Dodo's fearlessness is typical of isolated birds and it now appears that a brave and rare egg may have survived since Darwin’s travels and chosen Shrewsbury as its birth place. Will this be the first Shrowdo?” said historian Dr A. Fool of Shrewsbury.

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