Sunday, March 20, 2016

Driver stopped train to rescue girl's pet budgie from the tracks

A pet budgerigar brought trains to a halt on a busy railway line in Brisbane, Australia, after it had to be physically removed from the tracks. The incident was captured by a CCTV camera.

Three teenage girls were leaving Chelmer station, in Brisbane's west, when one of the girls' pet budgie, named Fish, flew onto the tracks and refused to move. The girls quickly alerted station staff, who managed to suspended trains for the rescue operation. Train driver Shane Little said he was driving his service into the city when he got the call from the Rail Management Centre to help out.

"I pulled up at the station and saw three girls on the platform, pointing out a little budgie that was down on the tracks," he said. "It flew away from me the first time but I managed to pick it up the second time and took it over to the girls. They were over the moon." Mr Little said he was glad the girls didn't chase after 'Fish'.

"They did the right thing by not getting down on the tracks to rescue him," he said. "It was all pretty quick, I was back in the cab within about five minutes and we were all on our way. I was glad to help and I'm sure that any of our train crew would have done the same."

You can watch the video here.

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