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Owner hopes stolen parrot annoys thieves

March 28, 2012 at 7:59 PM

HATTERSLEY, England, March 28 (UPI) -- The British owner of a stolen parrot said he hopes the thieves will bring the bird back once they've had enough of her singing the hits of Queen.

Malcolm Booth, 44, said the African Grey parrot named Chico was stolen from his Hattersley home last weekend, along with a PlayStation 3 game console, Britain's The Sun reported Wednesday. He thinks the thieves won't be too happy when they realize Chico loves to squawk out the lyrics to "Bohemian Rhapsody," "We are the Champions" and "Killer Queen."

"I'm a great fan of Queen and am used to Chico squawking and whistling their tunes but I'm not sure its everyone's cup of tea," Booth said. "I don't think the people who have her will appreciate her squawking 'Scaramouche', 'Galileo' and 'I'm just a poor boy' at them all the time. In fact I think it will drive them up the wall."

Booth said he hopes whoever has the bird will bring her back, though he doesn't care too much about the game console.

"They can keep the PlayStation 3, I'm not bothered," he told The Sun. "My bird was a family member."

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