YOU'VE HEARD OF BURGLARS SNEAKING IN THROUGH UNLOCKED
BUT AN INTRUDER IN COEUR D'ALENE WAS MUCH MORE BOLD.
FLYING IN THROUGH A TENTH STORY WINDOW INSTEAD.
KXLY4'S ALLIE NORTON.
LIVE IN THE LAKE CITY TONIGHT.
WHERE AN OWL LEFT BEHIND A TRAIL OF DESTRUCTION.
AND DEREK PART OF THAT DESTRUCTION WAS A LITTLE LIFE
THE SAUSSERS ARE MINUS ONE CANARY THAT THEY'VE HAD
FOR FIVE YEARS.
AND NOW THE OTHER ONE IS HAVING A HARD TIME DOING
WHAT IT'S SUPPOSE TO DO WITHOUT HIS FRIEND.
AND THAT'S SING.
SOT/ DON SAUSSER- Bird's Owner @:41-:46
Male canaries sing and he hasn't sung since yesterday.
IF BIRDS HAVE FEELINGS.
THIS LITTLE GUY HAS BEEN THROUGH A LOT.
AN OWL ATTACKED HIS FELLOW FEATHERED FRIEND YESTERDAY
AND KILLED HIM.
SOT/ DON SAUSSER- Bird's Owner @:02-:11
The killed bird was sitting by the water down there.
He didn't really consume it much, just killed it.
DON AND SUE SAUSSER WOKE UP TO A TRAIL OF YELLOW FEATHERS
FIRST THING IN THE MORNING.
SOT/ SUE SAUSSER- Bird's Owner @:48-:56
And I looked over there and there was the owl actually
there and he flew right past me and out the door.
THE COUPLE SAYS THE BIRD WAS ONLY ABOUT 7 INCHES TALL
AND THINK IT'S A SAW-WHET OWL.
DON WAS ABLE TO SNAP THESE PICTURES AS IT SAT ON THEIR
10TH FLOOR BALCONY BEFORE IT TOOK OFF.
HE THINKS THAT'S WHERE IT ENTERED THE HOUSE ALSO.
BUT IS UNSURE WHEN IT HAPPENED AND HOW LONG THE BIRD
SOT/ DON SAUSSER- Bird's Owner @:27-:32
We leave that door open at night we don't have a screen.
So the slider was open.
A VERY UNUSUAL SCENE.
NOT ONLY DID THE OWL GET IN THE APARTMENT.
BUT IT WAS ABLE TO ENTER THE CANARIES' CAGE.
SOT/ DON SAUSSER- Bird's Owner @:35-:38
Somehow he got that up.
THE OTHER BIRD SUFFERED A BITE ON HIS WING.
SOT/ SUE SAUSSER- Bird's Owner @:18-
Yesterday he was pretty cautious now he's pretty good.
Although I haven't heard him sing yet today.
JUST WHEN THEY THOUGHT THE BIRD WOULD BE SILENT THE
REST OF ITS LIFE.
A SIGN OF HOPE.
NATS OF BIRD LETTING OUT CHIRP @:04
SOT/ DON SAUSSER- Bird's Owner @:04-:09
Oh there you made it sing!
WE ASKED IF THEY THOUGHT ABOUT GETTING ANOTHER BIRD
TO REPLACE IT.
MAYBE AT THIS POINT.
REPORTING IN COEUR D'ALENE, I'M ALLIE NORTON KXLY