It’s not a common sight to witness a talking parrot cursing, especially at someone who is rescuing it.
A parrot named Jessie had been stuck on a roof in north London, and to the firefighter’s surprise when he tried to rescue it the “foul-mouthed” used the f-word to discourage him.
Jessie’s owner called for help after the multilingual blue-yellow Macaw parrot spent three days on her neighbour’s roof in Edmonton. It was assumed that the bird suffered injuries owing to which it was stuck at the roof.
Crew manager Atinc Horoz climbed up a ladder to save Jessie but was greeted with a volley of swear words from the parrot, which then flew off. LFB watch manager Chris Swallow said Horoz had told Jessie “I love you” on being advised it was the only way to “bond” with the parrot, read a BBC report.
“While Jessie responded ‘I love you’ back, we then discovered that she had a bit of a foul mouth and kept swearing, much to our amusement,” Swallow said, reports BBC. Jessie also speaks Turkish and Greek, “so we tried telling her to ‘come’ in both those languages too,” Swallow added.
“Thankfully it soon became apparent that Jessie was fine and uninjured as she flew off to another roof and then to a tree.”
After escaping, Jessie returned home “of her own accord” on Monday afternoon, the LFB said. Her owner later sent the firefighters who came to help her a video of Jessie thanking them.
Perhaps the parrot had just been sitting at the roof enjoying a nice view, and the firefighter’s attempt to rescue spoiled her freedom! Who knows…