Sunday 27 May 2018

Angry Bird carved in maize field

An aerial view of the Angry Birds maize maze in West Sussex (Stuart Douglas/Partners Leisure/PA)
An aerial view of the Angry Birds maize maze in West Sussex (Stuart Douglas/Partners Leisure/PA)

A farmer has carved out an intricate tribute to his favourite game, Angry Birds, in his eight-acre field of maize plants.

The image, created at Tulleys Farm, near Crawley, West Sussex, shows a giant Angry Bird being catapulted across the field of maize.

Farmer Stuart Beare believes it is the first and only maze created in tribute to the popular online app - whose fans include Prime Minister David Cameron - and he aims to record it as a Guinness World Record.

The addictive game sees players try to overcome various obstacles to destroy pigs by firing birds from slingshots.

The maze is open to the public and visitors have to navigate the 3.5 miles of pathways to find Angry Birds characters hidden around the route.

Mr Beare said: "I'm a massive Angry Birds fan. It's such an amazing and addictive game. I wanted to create something massive as my tribute to Angry Birds.

"We think it's the biggest Angry Bird ever created. I've applied to Guinness World Records and hope to find out later this summer if it makes it into the record books as the World's Biggest Angry Bird."

This is the 15th year that a maze has been created at the site. Previous designs have included a native American Indian, an owl, pirate, dinosaur and sea monster.

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