Oh crap, there was/is a bird in the chimney and it can’t seem to fly UP the chimney, and at one point it ended up in the bottom of the fireplace flying against the spark guard thingy. We were trying to catch it in a butterfly net without letting it into the main house, but that wasn’t working very well, mostly because this was a pretty big bird. We think a woodpecker.
Of course, it’s Sunday, so we’re having a hard time reaching anyone to help us out. This totally stinks. (p.s. Figuratively and literally.)