Firefighters Come To Parrot’s Rescue

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Many birds have no trouble flying, but sometimes one goes a little beyond where its wings were meant to take it.

July 3, 2014: Firefighter  Rosseau with “Sweetie” the Macaw. (Source: FLFR)

July 3, 2014: Firefighter Rosseau with “Sweetie” the Macaw. (Source: FLFR)

That happened in Fort Lauderdale Thursday afternoon.

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue had to help a pet Macaw named “Sweetie” that escaped her home during afternoon thunderstorms.

July 3, 2014: Firefighter Rosseau holding “Sweetie" for the long ride to the ground. (Source: FLFR)

July 3, 2014: Firefighter Rosseau holding “Sweetie” for the long ride to the ground. (Source: FLFR)

The bird’s owner said the type of bird isn’t able to fly down from the perch easily.

Lieutenant Jake Snowhite called for a ladder from Tower Ladder 2 for help.

The bird’s owner gave the crew some handling instructions for the bird and helped it down.

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