After finding their prized stuffed owl moved once again, Lum figures someone has broken in. Who would do a thing like that? Could it be Cedric or Mousey? They both love owls. Is Abner walking in his sleep? Lum is worried there is more going on than just moving the owl to the pickle barrel. Is someone stuffing the owl full of dynamite, or diamonds, or sapphires… or something?
How could the mystery be explained? Lum and Abner brainstorm ideas of how to find what’s inside the stuffed owl. If the critter is somehow booby trapped, Abner doesn’t want to touch it to put it back where it belongs. Are the imagined dangers even practical?
Lum jots down the facts of the case to be sure they can study up on the mystery. A mystery person broke in, the owl was moved, then Abner muddles the facts by being confused over bees, jay birds, meadowlarks, and more. With all the birds, bugs, and critters, Abner just wants to get his hat and leave.