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Family terrified to find an owl in their Christmas tree - and it had been in there for a week The cute little owl was hidden in the tree. By Mared Parry The little creature had been nesting in the tree, completely unnoticed for an entire week! A young girl had a bit of a shock when she found an owl was chilling inside her family's indoor Christmas tree. India Newman, 10, couldn't believe her eyes when she saw the tiny bird sitting comfortably on one of the tree's branches, as the tree had been inside their house for over a week! READ MORE: I'm A Celebrity's animal welfare is investigated The tree had a little owl within it.

India's mum, Kate McBride spoke to CNN India about the situation and explained she was terrified to see the bird of prey nesting alongside the ornaments. She said India "burst into tears" when she ran into the living room to tell her bemused parents. Kate said: "She comes very dramatically into the dining room and goes, 'Mama, that ornament scared me.'" She initially thought India was referring to one of the many decorations on their tree, but it turns out it was actually an owl. The owl climbed to the top of the tree the morning after. They left their windows and doors open during the night so their guest could leave by itself, but it didn't want to go.

The family woke up the next morning to the same owl sitting on top of the tree, having an 'owling great time, so they decided to get some help to remove the bird safely. They called up the Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC) to remove the owl last weekend and a Wildlife Tech told them the bird may have been been living in the tree for over a week after they'd come to inspect the scene. With the help of the CNC, they managed to get the bird out of the tree and into a pet carrier, placing him outside to release at midnight. The CNC came to collect the owl and took good care of it. Picture: Facebook Kate shared her "Owl Gate" experience on Facebook, posting a plate of raw chicken on a tree branch, saying: "He ate some chicken!!!

You can see the plate in the tree if you scroll down a bit in the pic! "When I peeked around the tree to check on him, he hopped back up to his perch on the higher branch." She also praised the centre, calling them "truly good Samaritans who saved out Christmas Owl". ATLANTA — A Georgia family acquired a vacation shock after they realized an owl hiding in their Christmas tree. Katie McBride Newman educated CNN they made the discovery final week when her 10-year-passe daughter came to her in tears, announcing with out a doubt one of many adorns worried her. She said she has quite loads of owl adorns on her tree, but with out a doubt one of them turned out to be right. The family tried leaving their doorways and home windows initiate all evening, but the jap display veil owl didn't fly exterior. Then, they called in a vegetation and fauna educated who came and captured the chook. The tree had been in their home for extra than a week. Before you continue... HuffPost is now part of the Verizon Media family. We (Verizon Media) and our partners need your consent to access your device, set cookies, and use your data, including your location, to understand your interests, provide relevant ads and measure their effectiveness. Verizon Media will also provide relevant ads to you on our partners' products. Learn More How Verizon Media and our partners bring you better ad experiences To give you a better overall experience, we want to provide relevant ads that are more useful to you. For example, when you search for a film, we use your search information and location to show the most relevant cinemas near you. We also use this information to show you ads for similar films you may like in the future. Like Verizon Media, our partners may also show you ads that they think match your interests. Learn more about how Verizon Media collects and uses data and how our partners collect and use data. Select 'OK' to allow Verizon Media and our partners to use your data, or 'Manage options' to review our partners and your choices. Tip: Sign In to save these choices and avoid repeating this across devices. You can always update your preferences in the Privacy Centre.