Fire department rescues Macaw that flew from owner - WKRN News 2

Fire department rescues Macaw that flew from owner

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -

The Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department responded to a unique call Monday afternoon.

An 18-year-old blue-and-gold Macaw got stuck on a neighbor's roof in the 5200 block of St. Ives Drive in the Berkshire subdivision around 3:30 p.m.

The bird's owner, Jan Jansen, called the fire department in a panic, hoping they could use a ladder to help get the Macaw down.

When crews arrived, they set up two ladders and made their way to the roof. The Macaw, named Larry, became startled.

He flew into woods about a block away and settled on top of a 40 foot Hackberry tree, officials said.

Crews then regrouped and headed into the woods where they were able to coax Larry down, limb by limb, until they caught him at the bottom of the tree.

He was then reunited with Jansen and her two daughters.

Jansen told officials Larry's wings are usually clipped, but they hadn't done so this past winter. 

She took him outside because he has never flown off before, but this time he managed to get away.

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