The shake of a branch sends parrot to safety

September 28, 2013

ALEXANDRIA, Holmes Run Parkway and South Jenkins Street, Sept. 14. A parrot escaped from its owner and flew up a tree near power lines. Using a ladder from the fire department, an animal-control officer shook the branch on which the bird was sitting, and the bird flew down to its owner’s shoulder.

Among cases handled by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

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