In a most unusual rescue situation for fire fighters, a loyal parrot remained on his owner’s shoulders while the two of them had to be rescued from waist deep mud in a Belleville, Illinois park.
The parrot perched on the man’s shoulders is a regular sight around the area, but on Sunday afternoon the parrot flew off and landed in the middle of a mucky, recently dredged lake – he was stuck! So what’s a best friend to do? That’s right – the man, “Uncle Johnny” waded into the thick mud up to his waist to help, and moments later Uncle Johnny was stuck too!
According to the Belleville News Democrat, a passerby heard the man yelling for help and called the Belleville Fire Department. It took 15 minutes for the crew to stretch a series of ladders to reach Uncle Johnny and his parrot – who steadfastly hung on to his human’s back.
No one was hurt, and Fire Chief Tom Pour can write this up as one of the oddest rescues he has ever participated.
(Video and photos of man and parrot rescued via Belleville FD)
Check out the video:
Video from the mud rescue on Sunday.
Posted by Belleville Fire Department on Monday, August 13, 2018
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