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Screech owl surprises Virginia Beach residents after entering home through chimney

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Posted at 3:04 PM, Oct 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-23 15:04:15-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Residents of a home in the Little Neck area of Virginia Beach met a very unexpected guest Sunday morning!

Two animal control officers responded to a home after a screech owl made its way down the chimney and into the house.

(Photo: Virginia Beach Animal Control/Facebook)

(Photo: Virginia Beach Animal Control/Facebook)

The officers safely captured the owl and re-released it outdoors.

Animal control encourages home owners to purchase a chimney cap to safe guard their chimneys from wildlife.

Chimney Cap (Photo: Lowe's)

Chimney Cap (Photo: Lowe’s)