IOWA, Louisiana (KPLC) - Like she does most afternoons, Lola Romero was lost in a good book Saturday until she was startled by a loud noise.
"I heard some noise like something bumping against something and I happened to look at the fire place and there was this big owl just staring out trying to come through those glass doors," explained Romero.
The bird had apparently fallen down the chimney with no way to get out.
"The bird knew it was trapped and couldn't fly back up because it had to open its wings and there wasn't enough room," said Romero.
With no word from Wildlife and Fisheries, Romero did the next best thing and called her son-in-law, Tommy Daigle, who she described as a "Jack of all trades."
Daigle has been around wild animals all his life and said he knew the bird was scared.