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Old 06-20-2007, 02:03 PM
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Edinburgh, Scotland (AHN) - Ollie the parrot may be able to fly, but whether he can handle such lofty heights is another matter.

The Scottish parrot had to be rescued from a tree top by firefighters after he escaped from a skylight in his home in Musselburgh, near Edinburgh. The Australian Red Sided Eclectus flew for roughly a mile before landing in a 50 foot high tree top. Ollie became so paralyzed by fear that he stayed in the tree top for four days.

Ollie's owner, Mario D'Amico, began to give up hope until a neighbor reported hearing Ollie's characteristic call of "Hello" emanating from a nearby treetop. "He knew we were there and kept saying 'hello mummy, hello daddy' and 'good boy, bad boy', but he just wouldn't come down" D'Amico told The Scotsman.

AHN | Firefighters Rescue Parrot With Phobia Of Heights | June 20, 2007 (http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7007699401 - broken link)

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