Rescued blue jay at Florida sanctuary meows like a cat

By Ben Hooper
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Feb. 2 (UPI) -- A rescued blue jay at a Florida sanctuary was recorded showing off one of its more unusual skills -- perfectly mimicking a cat's meow.

A video captured by Emma Neagu during a trip to the Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center in Tavernier shows a blue jay named Flop perfectly imitating the call of a cat.


The sanctuary said Flop picked up the skill while she was being kept as an exotic pet in a house with cats.

"Flop is an example of what happens when human beings attempt to illegally keep and raise wildlife as a pet," the center said in a Facebook post. "If she were to be released in the wild, Flop would be unable to survive. Flop is now a non-releasable permanent resident at our Wild Bird Sanctuary."

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