Stranded Parrot 'Turns Air Blue' Cursing Out Firefighter During Rescue Attempt

Jessie the Macaw parrot had spent three days languishing on a rooftop

A macaw parrot who was believed to be stranded on a neighbor's roof for three days repeatedly swore at the fireman who came to her rescue.

A parrot stuck on a London roof treated firefighters who came to its rescue with a torrent of invective.

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.

A "foul-mouthed" parrot launched a four-letter tirade at a firefighter as he tried to rescue the bird from a neighbour's roof in north London. Jessie, apparently happy to see a human face again, told the firefighter "I love you" in return, but soon changed her tune.

However, helpful firefighters were shocked to receive a mouthful of abuse from the bird, who seriously needs to watch it's language. But it appears Jessie wasn't swearing in pain, as she was later able to get off the roof without a problem.


Once she was done being a potty-mouth, it quickly became obvious that Jessie wasn't trapped or injured after all - she just having a laugh at everyone's expense. Concerned that she was injured, her owners called the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) for help.

Firefighters were told Jessie also understood Turkish and Greek, so they tried telling her to "come" in those languages as well, to no avail, Swallow said.

She had a special message for the brigade, which her owner recorded on video once the macaw was home, safe and sound.

Although the fire brigade were unsuccessful in luring the bird back down to the ground, she eventually returned home of her own accord on Monday afternoon. The RSPCA will then contact the fire brigade if they need assistance.

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