‘Jessie’ the Macaw becomes the latest ‘creature’ to not be 100% appreciative and thankful of the help of the emergency services, after firefighters tried to rescue her from a rooftop.
The bird escaped from its cage at her owners home in Edmonton, North London and ended up sitting on top of a neighbours roof for three days.
When Jessie could not be coaxed down from the roof, the concerned owner called the RSPCA in order to try and get some help.
However, as the RSPCA do not have access to the equipment needed in order to reach animals that are stranded at-height, so the RSPCA ended up asking for the assistance of the London Fire Brigade.
Upon arrival, Firefighters were told by the owner of the bird to say to it ‘I love you’ as, apparently, the bird would say ‘I love you’ back and, we assume, would therefore be comfortable with the help being offered.
But upon reaching the stricken bird, the Macaw told the Firefighters to ‘f**k off’ before flying off to another nearby rooftop.
According to its owner, the bird can also ‘speak’ turkish as well as greek but clearly decided to use English profanities when faced with the offer of assistance by the London Fire Brigade.
Watch Manager, Chris Swallow, told local press:
‘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.
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‘Our crew manager was the willing volunteer who went up the ladder to try and bring Jessie down.
‘We were told that to bond with the parrot, you have to tell her ‘i love you’ which is exactly what the crew manager did’.
‘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.
‘Jessie also speaks Turkish and greek, so we tried telling her to ‘come’ in both these languages too.
‘Thankfully it soon became apparent that Jessie was fine and uninjured as she flew off to another roof and then to a tree.’
As Jessie was not injured and did not appear to be in any obvious distress, the firefighters left the parrot ‘in situ’.
Chris Swallow added:
‘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.’
The bird was later recovered and a ‘thank you’ video message was sent to the Firefighters who had been called to help by its owner.
Featured image picture credit: Paul Wood (@PaulWood1961) Twitter
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