Nicola Walker from Scarborough, North Yorkshire, was left stunned when the fireplace in their new home was invaded by an OWL. See Ross Parry copy RPYOWL : Homeowner Nicola Walker, 37, stumbled upon the feathered creature who had managed to drop in through her chimney. Nicola was confronted with the massive bird sat in the fireplace – looking at her from behind the glass. She said: I was at home getting ready for bed and came downstairs and went into the living and looked at the fireplace and I thought I was seeing things as there was an owl behind the glass. It was just sitting there like an exhibit in a museum or something you would see in a taxidermist. I called my husband Ian and asked him if he saw it too, because it was not what you would expect to see on an evening.