A foul-beaked parrot who got stuck on a roof has told firefighters trying to rescue it to ‘f**k off’. Jessie, a turquoise and yellow macaw, spent three days on the roof of a house in Edmonton, North London. London Fire Brigade were eventually called to help with the rescue after the RSPCA and her owner were unable to coax her down, but they received a beak-ful of abuse from the bird.
The owner told the firefighter who went up the ladder to say ‘I love you’ to try and get her to co-operate, but the affection fell on deaf ears and instead he got abuse. Watch manager Chris Swallow 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.
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!