Escaped parrot rescued from Chicago window ledge

May 17 (UPI) -- Firefighters in Chicago rescued an escaped pet parrot spotted perching precariously on a building's window ledge.

Chicago Fire Department officials said a crew returning to their station from an EMS call in the city's downtown area was flagged down by a member of the public seeking help getting a pet parrot down from a window ledge.


A witness recorded video of a firefighter using a pole to reach the bird on the ledge.

A crowd of onlookers was seen cheering as the parrot was brought back to the ground and reunited with its owner.

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