A Florida couple is praising their pet parrot for helping them escape an early on Tuesday morning house fire.
Dave Wulff and his fiancée Laurajean Niesel said their Indian Ringneck parrot named Pearly started making a ruckus, waking them from a deep sleep.
Because of the parrot, Niesel said she was able to dial 911 and Fort Lauderdale firefighters were there in minutes. Ironically, Pearly didn’t have many fans in the house before the fire. Laura Jean said his squawking was an annoyance for her family. Instead of an annoyance, it turned into a lifesaver.
“My children never liked the bird and Dave never liked the bird either. So now, maybe the bird will be in a better light to my family,” Laurajean said. “I’ll be a little more tolerant of it now I guess,” Dave lamented. “Maybe he’ll get an extra piece of cheese or something.” The cause of the fire is under investigation.