LONDON — A parrot told firefighters to “F*** off” when they tried to rescue it from a roof, according to The Telegraph.
After escaping from its nearby home, the Macaw parrot Jessie ended up on the roof of a house in Edmonton, north London.
The family tried to usher the bird down, but Jessie was unmoved for three days.
“There were concerns that she may be injured which is why she hadn’t come down,” said London Fire Brigade watch manager Chris Swallow to The Telegraph.
The RSPCA brought in emergency services Monday morning, and a volunteer with the fire crew ascended a ladder to rescue the parrot.
As they went up to greet Jessie, they brought a bowl of food and a fluffy white towel.
The family had given instructions to tell the bird, “I love you,” to help coax her down.
At first, she said “I love you” back, but then turned to another four-letter word.
“We then discovered that she had a bit of a foul mouth and kept swearing, much to our amusement,” Swallow told The Telegraph.
After more attempts to bring the bird down, Jessie flew to another roof, apparently uninjured, and then to a tree.
Finally, the family was able to get Jessie home safe.