I think we can all agree that firefighters do a pretty good job. They’re out there risking their lives to keep people alive, keep people safe, and they’ll even tip out to rescue an animal if it gets in danger too – that’s one of the benefits of having huge ladders lying around.
Well, whilst we’re all massively grateful for the sacrifices and risks that they take, it seems as if not all the animals are so thankful.
Jessie, a yellow and blue Macaw parrot, told the fire team that came to rescue her exactly what she thought of them, using some language as colourful as the tropical bird’s plumage.
You see, Jessie had been stuck on the roof of a house in Edmonton, North London, for around three days. Eventually, the London Fire Brigade attended the scene with the intention of getting the bird down from them, however, all they got was an earful after the birds started hurling expletives at the crew.
Despite the fire volunteer bringing up a lovely bowl of food and a fluffy towel to try and coax her down, she just kept telling him to “fuck off”.
That’s not very nice, is it? It’s also a bit rich coming from an animal that can actually fly but has still found itself stuck on a roof.
LFB Watch Manager Chris Swallow, said: “Jessie had been on the same roof for three days and there were concerns that she may be injured which is why she hadn’t come down.
“We then discovered that she had a bit of a foul mouth and kept swearing, much to our amusement.”
To add insult to injury, once she had finished giving the firefighter a piece of her mind, she then promptly flew off to another roof, into a tree, and then back to her owner.
This does happen quite a bit, too. In fact, the Fire Service has repeatedly asked for members of the public not to call them first if a pet gets stuck somewhere.
You are supposed to call the RSPCA and see if they can deal with it. If they can’t and need – let’s say – a gigantic ladder, or some specialist equipment, they will then call the fire brigade.
A spokesperson for the Fire Service said: “As with this incident, the RSPCA should be contacted in the first instance and we would always urge people to do the same if they see an animal stuck or in distress.
“If the RSPCA require our assistance, they will call us, and we are happy to assist with our specialist equipment.”
Of course the RSPCA are well used to dealing with animal cruelty, so it sounds like they’d be perfect to deal with a parrot that cruel.
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