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Mon Aug 13, 2018, 02:33 PM

Man rescued from mud with parrot perched on his shoulders

Updated 1:50 pm CDT, Monday, August 13, 2018

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) Firefighters had to rescue a southwestern Illinois man from deep mud after he became stuck while trying to reach his pet parrot.

Belleville firefighters were called Sunday afternoon to the city's Bicentennial Park after a visitor heard the man calling for help.

Fire Chief Tom Pour tells the Belleville News-Democrat the mud from the lake being dredged was like quicksand.

The man was in mud up to his waist when crews arrived. Video shows that firefighters had to extend ladders across the mud to help him out as the parrot remained perched on his shoulders.

More:
https://www.chron.com/news/us/article/Man-rescued-from-mud-with-parrot-perched-on-his-13152237.php



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Judi Lynn Aug 2018 OP
Demovictory9 Aug 2018 #1
grumpyduck Aug 2018 #2
hlthe2b Aug 2018 #3
grumpyduck Aug 2018 #5
OilemFirchen Aug 2018 #4

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2018, 02:53 PM

1. then they hosed him down. nothing lost but a little dignity. lol

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2018, 03:11 PM

2. Sorry to be anal, but

that's not a parrot - it's a blue and gold macaw. Awesome birds, and very intelligent from the looks of this one.

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Response to grumpyduck (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 13, 2018, 03:14 PM

3. It's both... It is indeed a macaw, but macaws are the largest of the parrots.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 14, 2018, 09:04 AM

5. I sit corrected

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Response to grumpyduck (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 13, 2018, 03:20 PM

4. Speaking of anal...

the next time someone gets stuck in the mud, rescue him by perching a parrot on his shoulders?

Sincerely,

Former headline writer

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