Imagine finding a wild owl in your mailbox shivering, looking for warmth.
An eastern Iowa family was shocked to see just that.
They wanted to help so they even brought in a proper shelter.
Lauren moss has the story.
Snow, wind, and the frigid cold.
It’s been a tough couple of weeks in eastern Iowa.
And Autumn Rollison is not alone.
Just a few days ago her family found this screech owl shivering in their mailbox.
It stayed there for days and the family kept worrying about it out in the sub-zero temps.
Autumn called a friend who works for Buchanan County Conservation who dropped off an owl shelter for their backyard.
According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, eastern screech owls are often found hiding out in large hollow trees.