Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts family was met with an unexpected visitor when an owl flew into their living room through the chimney.
Animal Rescue League shared photos of the barred owl that became trapped inside the family's home over the weekend.
"This Barred owl flew down the chimney of a Methuen residence and got stuck in the living room," the group said. "We went up and helped him find the way out."
Animal Rescue League spokesman Michael DeFina said the animal was not injured and was set free.
As for the owl's unusual entrance, DeFina said wildlife can simply be unpredictable.
"Animals do strange things sometimes," he said.