An Eagle Owl, who went missing from her Kildare home on Friday, has been reunited with her owner.
The female European Eagle Owl, named Tank but nicknamed 'Owlington', escaped from her home in Curragh Grange while being fed.
The powerful bird has a 6.5-foot wing span.
Eagle Owls are considered to be the world's largest owl species.
They weigh about twice as much as the heaviest North American owl - the Snowy Owl - and weigh nine-times as much as the common Barn Owl.
Her owner, Darren Jackson, originally made an appeal on Tuesday.
But he said she is now back home, after being found on land in Walshestown on Wednesday afternoon.
He explained what happened: "We got a phone call from somebody who'd seen it on the newspages earlier on... it was just a mile or so around from where we were."
"She let us in on to her land, she pointed out the tree the bird went into and unfortunately it wasn't there when we got there."
He said while the others kept looking in the area, he noticed something else.
"I noticed there was crows acting suspiciously in the far corner, so I went the literal opposite direction - and sure enough there she was sitting on a branch in a tree."
Jackson said she seemed fine, but she was not as hungry as he expected.
"So she might have actually gotten something to eat while she's out" he said.
But she did not fly straight to her glove, as Jackson thought she would.
"Like a stubborn teenager who knew she was going to be grounded she stayed up in the tree and said 'I'm not coming down'.
"What I had to do was kind of pile up some food in the corner for her and stand back a wee bit and give her a chance - and that's pretty much just how we got her".
"When she came to the ground the crows kind of attacked her again - so she was just about to jump and launch off, and I suppose - in pure dramatic fashion - I'd no choice but to grab her".
"She seems fine - she's missing a couple of feathers, so I think maybe the crows and the cat obviously had a go at her".