It’s not just the people who make a city tick, it’s the things as well. A recent Twitter discussion about famous Lichfeldians came up with more than a few names, but what about famous things?
Well I’ll put the first suggestion forward and it’ll be a familiar one to anyone who has ventured around Stowe Pool.
And no, I’m not talking about the over-filled dog poo bins.
Instead, I’m on about the Lichfield turkey-duck. Why do I call it a turkey-duck? Well, because it’s a duck that looks like a turkey.
It’s such an ugly looking thing but everyone I’ve spoken to about it instantly knows what you’re on about. It seems to just sit on the edge of the Pool waiting to attack small dogs!
And anyone who doubts the internet and its power to inform as well as entertain should realise that Twitter and Youtube have given me a picture, video, breed (it’s actually a Muscovy) and even a name for the turkey-duck.
Maureen, we salute you.
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