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Calls for 'DADDY!' near Conn. school lead to strange find

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (WKRC) -- "DADDY!" The cry from the woods near an elementary school had a woman in Connecticut calling 911 and searching frantically for a child.

She looked and looked, and according to The Associated Press, she didn't find a lost child -- she found a talkative green parrot.

Lt. James Perez of the Fairfield police department said the parrot led responders on a bit of a chase on Thursday, with firefighters using a pole to remove the parrot from its tree perch into the waiting net of an animal control officer.

Perez said the bird's vocabulary included, "Daddy," "hello," and "what!?" All of which the bird used extensively during the search and rescue effort.

The bird had been reported missing and was about a mile from home, and was quickly reunited with its owner.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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