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Parrot tells firefighter to ‘f**k off’ after getting stuck on roof

A parrot that got stranded on a roof told a crew of firefighters to ‘f**k off’ despite the fact they were attempting to rescue it.

Jessie, a turqoise and yellow Macaw parrot, spent three days stuck on the roof of a house in Edmonton, north London, and it clearly affected her mood.

When firefighters from the London Fire Bridage (LFB) came to the rescue the bird began shouting abusive expletives at them.

A parrot stuck on a roof for three days had choice words to say to firefighters who came to its aid this morning. Jessie the Macaw parrot had escaped its home in Cuckoo Hall Lane, Edmonton and spent three days sitting on a neighbours roof.See story NNPARROT. With Jessie?s owner and the RSPCA unsuccessful in their attempts to lure the parrot down, the Brigade was called. Watch Manager Chris Swallow, who was at the scene, 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. ?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 those languages too.? Credit :@Londonfire

Jessie the Macaw didn’t have many nice things to say to the firefighter (Picture: Londonfire)

She became stranded after escaping from her home nearby and the RSPCA were forced to call in the emergency services when neither its officers nor Jessie’s owners were able to coax her down.

LFB watch manager Chris Swallow, who attended the scene, 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.’

A volunteer member of the fire crew went up to the roof on a ladder carring a bowl of food and a fluffy white towel.

He was even given instructions from the bird’s owners to say ‘I love you’ in a bid to encourage her to co-operate.

But it seems the affection had the opposite affect on Jessie, who simply told the fire fighters to ‘fuck off’.

 

A parrot stuck on a roof for three days had choice words to say to firefighters who came to its aid this morning. Jessie the Macaw parrot had escaped its home in Cuckoo Hall Lane, Edmonton and spent three days sitting on a neighbours roof.See story NNPARROT. With Jessie?s owner and the RSPCA unsuccessful in their attempts to lure the parrot down, the Brigade was called. Watch Manager Chris Swallow, who was at the scene, 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. ?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 those languages too.? Credit :@Londonfire

Jessie had escaped its home in Cuckoo Hall Lane, Edmonton and spent three days sitting on a neighbour’s roof (Picture: Londonfire)

A parrot stuck on a roof for three days had choice words to say to firefighters who came to its aid this morning. Jessie the Macaw parrot had escaped its home in Cuckoo Hall Lane, Edmonton and spent three days sitting on a neighbours roof.See story NNPARROT. With Jessie?s owner and the RSPCA unsuccessful in their attempts to lure the parrot down, the Brigade was called. Watch Manager Chris Swallow, who was at the scene, 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. ?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 those 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 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 Brigade was called at 1106 and the incident was over for firefighters at 1208. One fire engine from Edmonton fire station attended the scene.

Firefighters were told to tell the parrot ‘I love you’ but the sentiment was not returned (Picture: SWNS)

Mr Swallow, from the Green Watch team at Edmonton fire station said: ‘We then discovered that she had a bit of a foul mouth and kept swearing, much to our amusement.’

Jessie and her unnamed owner also speak Turkish and Greek, so the crew also tried ‘telling her to “come” in both those languages’.

But after she was finished hurling expletives it became clear Jessie wasn’t injured after all – she simply flew off onto another roof, a tree and then towards her owner.

The LFB has repeatedly called on members of the public not to dial 999 when a pet becomes trapped, following a huge increase in the number of call outs.

It said it officers have previously been called to rescue an iguana from a roof, a kitten wedged in a bongo drum and a chimp trapped in a chimney.

A parrot stuck on a roof for three days had choice words to say to firefighters who came to its aid this morning. Jessie the Macaw parrot had escaped its home in Cuckoo Hall Lane, Edmonton and spent three days sitting on a neighbours roof.See story NNPARROT. With Jessie?s owner and the RSPCA unsuccessful in their attempts to lure the parrot down, the Brigade was called. Watch Manager Chris Swallow, who was at the scene, 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. ?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 those 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 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 Brigade was called at 1106 and the incident was over for firefighters at 1208. One fire engine from Edmonton fire station attended the scene.

It was feared the bird was injured but it appears she was absolutely fine albeit foul mouthed (Picture: LondonFire)

The fire brigade has asked members of the public to only call emergency services to deal with trapped animals if the RSPCA has been unable to help.

A spokesperson 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.’



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