Parrot launches swear word rant at firefighter in rescue attempt

Jessie, a parrot, had spent three days on a neighbor’s roof and greeted firefighters trying to rescue her with a tirade of four-letter words

By FireRescue1 Staff

LONDON — A firefighter trying to rescue a parrot from a rooftop was met with a tirade of swear words from the bird.

BBC reported that the London Fire Brigade was called to rescue Jessie, a multilingual Macaw parrot, after she spent three days on a neighbor’s roof.

Jessie greeted firefighter Antic Horoz with a slew of four-letter words after he climbed a ladder to save the parrot and said “I love you” after being told it was the only way the parrot would “bond” with him.

"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," London Fire Brigade Chris Swallow said.

Swallow said that after they learned the parrot speaks Turkish and Greek, the crew “tried telling her to ‘come’ in both of 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,” Swallow added.

Jessie later returned to her owner “of her own accord,” and firefighters were sent a video of the bird as a way to say “thank you.”


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