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Firefighters rescue pet parrot stuck in S Fla tree

Published:   |   Updated: July 4, 2014 at 06:42 PM

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) Firefighters were called to a Fort Lauderdale home to rescue a pet parrot that had gotten itself stuck high up in a tree.

The owner of the macaw named "Sweetie" called Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue after the bird escaped the home and became stuck in the tree as a storm approached Thursday afternoon.

Deputy Fire Chief Timothy Heiser says that according to the owner, the bird can fly around the house but it has trouble when flying higher in the trees outside.

A ladder truck was called to the home, and a firefighter climbed up to the bird.

Heiser says that the bird was rescued unharmed after a few minutes, though Sweetie did bite the firefighter's hand a few times.

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