LONDON (Circa) — You kiss your owner with that beak?
A London firefighter got a bit more than he bargained for when trying to rescue a rogue parrot named Jessie stuck up on a roof. He was instructed to tell the bird "I love you" in order to bond with her. However, Jessie didn't seem too keen on getting to know him.
Instead of coming quietly, Jessie responded with a string of swear words and proceeded to fly away.
Silly season, stranded parrot special.— Stuart Wallace (@StuartLWallace) August 14, 2018
One of the crew was given instructions from the owners to say ‘I love you’, to encourage Jessie to co-operate. It seems the affection had the opposite affect on the parrot, who told the fire fighters to ‘f*** off’.https://t.co/VvCU9QUAdO pic.twitter.com/LQlGx2Sb7s
Jessie was eventually returned to her owner, who proceeded to post a video of the apologetic parrot.