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Cabin Burglarized but Most Damage Comes from Large Birds



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The owners of a Kolob Mountain cabin have a lot of cleaning up to do after they discovered their cabin had been broken into.

Thieves forced open a back door and stole several items, but the greatest damage seems to have come from a family of California condors.

The owner discovered the damage over Memorial Day weekend.

The birds, which can have a wing span of more than 9 feet and weigh up to 25 pounds, destroyed furniture and other items in the cabin and left feathers and droppings everywhere.

While leads are few in the human invasion, witnesses who saw the birds, helped authorities identify the species.

In addition to the theft from the cabin, the owner says a shed on the property was burglarized and several thousand dollars worth of equipment was missing.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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