Foul-mouthed parrot curses out firefighters rescuing it from rooftop

Foul-mouthed parrot curses out firefighters rescuing it from rooftop

LONDON (RNN) - Firefighters in London got an earful of foul language while rescuing Jessie from a rooftop on Monday.

To be fair, being stuck on a rooftop for three days would be enough to make most people drop a few expletives. But Jessie is no ordinary person, nor is she person at all.

Jessie is a macaw parrot who lives on Cuckoo Hall Lane in northern London. She clearly belongs on the shoulder of a pirate because she curses like a sailor.

Jessie escaped her owner's home and spent three days on a neighbor's roof.

The owner and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals tried to lure Jessie back down, but to no avail. So, she called in the London Fire Brigade.

Watch Manager Chris Swallow was worried Jessie was injured because she hadn't come back down after so many days.

Firefighters used a ladder to send the crew manager up to the roof.

"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," Swallow said in a department-issued press release. "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."

Aside from English, Jessie also responds to Turkish and Greek. Rescuers tried to summon her in 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," Swallow said.

Jessie returned home on her own accord later that day. Her owner was so delighted, she sent firefighters a video of Jessie saying much kinder words: thank you.

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