The Broward County Sheriff's Office is investigating the suspected theft of a 10-month-old eagle-owl, named Luna, taken on Christmas Eve in North Lauderdale.
Luna's owner, Suzi Davis, said the owl is like family. The owl is used by Jurassic Exotics, a wildlife education company, for wildlife presentations for school events, fairs and for photo shoots.
Davis last saw Luna, whom she's had since she was a hatchling, on Sunday. When she went to feed Luna on Christmas, Luna was gone.
"Big part of my family, yes," Davis said. "My kids are devastated right now. It wasn’t the most pleasant Christmas morning."
"She has never been in the wild before she was hatched in an incubator," Davis added. "Hand-fed since birth and so while her instincts could kick in if they did release her, she’s never hunted so it might take her time to get used to that."
Anyone with information is urged to call 754-214-3424.