The role of firefighters is very important, and these brave guys risk their own lives to save people and animals in trouble on a daily basis.
Yet, it turns out, not everyone is grateful for being rescued.
A Macaw parrot called Jessie was trapped on a London roof for three days. Some people feared she was injured, and that was why she didn’t come down. Yet, she wasn’t very happy when a rescue team came to rescue her.
Parrot owner: To bond with her say ‘I love you’— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) August 14, 2018
Firefighter: ‘I love you’
Jessie the Parrot: ‘I love you’
Jessie then turned the air blue & flipped the firefighter the bird. Read the story of the potty-mouthed parrot in Cuckoo Hall Lane https://t.co/Th2nlVkOJ8 © @PaulWood1961 pic.twitter.com/FSRCElx80V
The London Fire Brigade was called after owners and the RSPCA couldn’t get her down from the top of a house in Edmonton amid concerns for Jessie and her welfare.
The fire crew manager coaxed her with the words “I love you” in “An effort to bond with the parrot,” as animal experts instructed them.
London Fire Brigade Watch Manager Chris Swallow, who was at the scene, explained that the crew manager was the volunteer who was willing to go up the ladder to try and bring down Jessie.
“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.”
He added that Turkish and Greek were also spoken by the bird so they tried to tell her to come down in those languages too.
Jessie kept ignoring firefighters ‘ attempts to persuade her to get to safety.
She went off to another roof early, and then to a tree, and they all saw that she was safe and unhurt. She wasn’t as grumpy as she seemed after all, and when she finally reunited with her mother she seemed perfectly well.
Swallow also clarified that the RSPCA should be notified in the first place as with this accident. He told us to do the same if they see an animal trapped or in pain.
If the RSPCA requires their assistance, however, they will call them and the firefighters will be happy to assist with our specialist equipment.
When Jessie returned home, her family sent a video to the firefighters, to thank them for their support.