Firefighters who were called in to rescue an escaped parrot were treated to a case of the giggles when the bird told them to f**k off instead.
Jesse, the aforementioned foul-mouthed Macaw, had escaped her owner’s home in Edmonton, north London and flew to a neighbor’s roof. After her owner failed to lure her back, even after three days of trying, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) called in some firefighters to bring the recalcitrant bird back.
The firefighters were instructed to tell Jesse “I love you” to which Jesse was supposed to reply “I love you back.”
However, Jesse had apparently been enjoying her excursion and told the firefighters to “f**k off” instead.
It was a funny choice of words considering that Jesse also knows Turkish and Greek.
According to Watch Manager Chris Swallow: “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. Our crew manager was the willing volunteer who went up the ladder to try and bring Jessie down.
“We were told that to bond with the parrot, you have to tell her ‘I love you,’ which is exactly what the crew manager did.”
But what Jesse did next was totally unexpected.
Swallow continued: “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. Jessie also speaks Turkish and Greek, so we tried telling her to ‘come’ in both 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.”
Seeing that Jesse was actually uninjured, the rescue team decided to leave her on her perch.