'Weird But True' headlines this week

UNDATED (KTHV) – From an owl accused of killing a canary to a zombie survival camp, here are some unusual headlines from the past week.

Mom and daughter held hostage by cat

An angry cat named "Cuppy" terrorized a Chula Vista family earlier this week, forcing a mother and her adult daughter to barricade themselves inside a room and call 911, according to reports. "Female's calling on 911 advising that her cat is holding her and her adult daughter hostage in the bedroom and it attacks them when they try to leave," an emergency operator said over the radio, according to an audio recording. Police responded to the call early Tuesday morning and faced off with the cat at the front entrance of the home, video from the scene showed. A neighbor tried to help by giving officers a broom. Eventually, they were able to successfully get the black-and-white feline to come out of the house.

Owl intrudes into home, kills canary

You've heard of burglars sneaking in through unlocked doors, but a winged intruder was much bolder, flying through a 10-story window in Coeur d'Alene. Don and Sue Sausser have lost a member of their family, a canary they've had for five years, while the other one has been scared silent after an owl flew into their home. Don and Sue Sausser woke up to a trail of yellow feathers first thing in the morning. "The killed bird was sitting by the water down there. He didn't really consume it much, just killed it," he said. After investigating what happened, they heard a thump behind a cabinet. "I looked over there and there was the owl actually there, and he flew right past me and out the door," Sue Sausser said. The couple says the bird was only about 7 inches tall and think it's a saw-whet owl. Don Sausser was able to snap some pictures of the culprit as it sat on their 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 was inside their home.

Zombie Survival Camp seeks to train you for an undead apocalypse

If you're afraid of a zombie apocalypse, this camp is a no-brainer. It's called Zombie Survival Camp, and it shambled its way through Winnipeg, Man. this weekend to offer a three-day crash course in surviving an undead apocalypse. The camp's undead-fighting "experts" teach campers how to shiv a zombie, dress a bite wound and outrun a horde of the walking dead, all over the course of three days. Campers learn more than just how to take down a zombie. They also pick up skills that are applicable to other, more likely disaster situations, like a flood or a power outage.


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