When an animal gets stuck inside a wall, it’s serious business. Wildlife rescuers in search of a bird that was believed to be trapped inside the wall of a home turned out to actually be a Harry Potter toy.
Cleethorpes Wildlife Rescue wrote on Facebook that volunteers were called to a home in North East Lincolnshire, England. The resident reported that they were hearing bird sounds coming from inside a wall at their home.
“There was no obvious entry point that the resident could find so it was a mystery to how any bird would’ve found its way into the wall cavity,” the post said.
While on the way to the home, the resident called a second time with quite an interesting update. They discovered that the cause of the bird sounds that appeared to be coming from inside the wall was a children’s Harry Potter toy.
The stuffed Hedwig, Harry Potter’s pet owl from the book and movie series, was the thing that had been making its recorded sounds from underneath a sofa. “Well, at least it wasn’t a real bird and we [were] able to move onto the next rescue,” the post said.