Mitcham Council’s owl statue has left us scratching our, errr, heads.

This wooden carving at Mitcham Reserve in Adelaide’s south east is part of a playground designed for kids with a treehouse, spiral tunnel, horse rocker and logs for climbing.

    Except for the fact that the totem pole with an owl carving at the top, is remarkably similar to a certain male appendage.

    Mitcham Council posted the photos on their Facebook page and caused an instant stir.

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    “Wow! That’s some serious wood! Would have been hard to erect,” commented Jacqui Johnson

    “Asked for a hooter and ended up with a honker,” wrote Hamish Puddy.

    “So that’s what a woodpecker looks like,” chimed in Chad Smith.

    This is not the first time Adelaide has been struck by the curse of a statue looking like something it shouldn’t.

    Blackfriars Priory School had to redesign this statue after a big stir for reasons you may find obvious.

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