The giant owl sculpture in Belconnen that has been the source of so much debate is gone. Just the concrete base remains…
Here’s how the mystery unfolded on Twitter on Friday night, to a deal of amusement, courtesy of Canberra Times cartoonist David Pope’s feed (I tidied up RTs and rearranged to make sense to non-tweeps), and with an interesting reveal at the end:
@cutflat: Alright, who stole the owl sculpture from Belconnen!?
@davpope: IS THIS TRUE, BELCONNEN?
@davpope: PLEASE BE GONE
@cutflat: If not stolen, at least missing or moved. Didn’t get a good look because I was driving past.
@davpope: STILL WAITING, BELCONNEN
@ludicrause: @davpope earthquake!
@davpope: ALRIGHT, WHO SAID THAT? WAS THAT YOU SCULLIN? SIT UP STRAIGHT WHEN I’M TALKING TO YOU
@VickiVovo: @davpope @cutflat I guess people just don’t give a hoot.
@davpope: RIGHT, WEETANGERA. YOU’RE ON DETENTION
@cutflat: Missing owl sculpture. What happened here!? http://instagr.am/p/JowvRRE0YD/
@davpope: TWITTER AND I CAN WAIT ALL NIGHT, BELCONNEN
@nessyhill: Owl?! Am I the only one who sees a large piece of masculinity?
@davpope: You’d be the only one if you didn’t
@brindabellababy: see, we Woden South Central kids would never be so naughty.
@davpope: 100 TIMES ON THE BOARD, WODEN: “I MUST NOT BE A SMUG HUB”
@davpope: I am going to leave the room, Belconnen, and when I come back I expect to see a typed double-spaced explanation on my desk. #owl
RT @brindabellababy throws chalk at teacher and legs it to avoid having ears boxed…
@davpope: THE OWL IS JUST GETTING REPAINTED, PEOPLE. Class dismissed. (Except for you, Weetangera. #detention)
@davpope: “It has been removed for repainting, at the artist’s expense”
@ludicrause: @davpope that is a shame #disappointed
@davpope: It was so much more exciting when we thought it was a Midsomer Murder
@cjjosh: @willozap Let’s hope it’s hot pink
@davpope: @cutflat Beaut Proud Owl of Belconnen needed some further touches to paintwork will be back on perch in 2-3 weeks #canberra
@leoniedoyle: @davpope What a hoot. Hope they apply the paint with a tr-owl.
@davpope: Tomorrow’s cartoon will now have to be stick figures BECAUSE I HAD TO FIND A MISSING OWL PENIS
@Hil121: @davpope maybe you could work it into the cartoon
@davpope: I may have read that the wrong way
@davpope: I tried to put the owl in, but it doesn’t look right hanging off Joe Hockey like that.
@KatyGMLA: @Jovianshadow @davpope never noticed the phallus style, always just looked like a proud owl to me. Maybe that says more about me than owl:)
@davpope: And that is why you are Chief Minister and I am drawing stick figures with crayons, @KatyGMLA