SARASOTA, Fla. — A bird with a buzz found in a Florida family’s Christmas tree is getting ready to go back into the wild.
The little screech owl was found in the tree, which the family had kept for five days before deciding to decorate it.
Animal control officers from Pelican Man’s Bird Sanctuary came to get the owl, and said they smelled a strange odor on it when they did.
“Curiously enough, the owl’s feathers smelled very, very potently like marijuana,” said Jeff Dering, of the sanctuary. “They examined the owl, looked at its eyes … and the owl was, in the vernacular, stoned.”