Squatter Swampy leaves garden centre with stock headache
PUBLISHED: 17:51 29 April 2013 | UPDATED: 11:22 03 May 2013
AN unusual squatter has left Sidmouth Garden Centre bosses with a stock headache.
Staff have welcomed a resident robin - but the bird has nested on top of a pile of boxes which they cannot now move.
Workers have even named their new-found feathered friend Swampy.
They have had to section-off a large area of the centre’s stores and have been taking extra care so no-one disturbs the bird’s new home in a stock box of lawn food. The only problem is staff have had to order fresh stock of the item because the robin’s nest is on top of a pile of 20 boxes that they now cannot move.
Employees are waiting to see how many fledgelings the robin produces, and have taken bird treats off the shelves to feed it.
Last year, the bird nested just outside the main shop doors and workers had to keep two closed during a busy time of year.
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