Sunday, July 06, 2014

Firefighters rescued pet parrot stuck in tree

Firefighters in Florida were called to a home to rescue a pet parrot that had got itself stuck in a tree.

The owner of the macaw named "Sweetie" called Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue after the bird escaped the home and became stuck in the tree as a storm approached on Thursday afternoon.

Deputy Fire Chief Timothy Heiser says that according to the owner, the bird can fly around the house but it has trouble when flying higher in the trees outside. A ladder truck was called to the home in Wilton Manors and a firefighter climbed up to the bird.

Heiser says that the bird was rescued unharmed after a few minutes, though Sweetie did bite the firefighter's hand a few times.

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