Firefithers were sent to rescue a yellow and blue Macaw parrot that had been on a roof all weekend. She had been stranded and several attempts were made to get the parrot down but when nothing worked, the owners called the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals which also did not work but that led them to call the Fire Brigade. What happened next is truly hilarious.
A firefighter by the name of Chris Swallow climbed a ladder to rescue Jessie. Trying to convince the bird that he was being friendly, he told Jessie “I love you” and Jessie replied back “Fuck off”.
Apparently, Jessie can also speak Greek and Turkish but did not respond to any efforts in those languages. According to 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. …
We then discovered that she had a bit of a foul mouth and kept swearing, much to our amusement.
Here are some tweets preserved to tell the tale: