Woman tries to save parrot rescued by fire fighters as she gets stuck up tree

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A women had to be rescued by firefighters after getting stuck up a tree trying to rescue her sister's parrot.

Leanne Jones, 32, was trying to rescue baby macaw parrot called Missy, who flew into the tree while she was having lunch.

Despite spending all night outside, waiting for the bird to plop down, she had no luck.

And even when the branch Missy was resting on snapped, the stubborn bird moved onto another tree, and her sister Toni-Anne attempted to climb the tree in Wiltshire, but got stuck.

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue attempted to rescue both Toni-Anne and the bird – but to no avail.

Leanne said: “My sister is a bit like Houdini, and I was like: 'Uh do you think you can try and get up this tree?

"It was so windy – she was like, 'I'm stuck!'"

Leanne then had to pay £100 for a cherry picker, as the fire service ladder was not long enough.

And she had to go up herself.

She said: “I'm absolutely terrified of heights, but I didn't want to risk her flying off. She didn't budge, she let me pick her up and and was kissing all over my face.

“She was freezing cold and very hungry but she was fine."

“She hadn't flown before and so it was completely my fault.

“I was sat in the garden having lunch with her and she was just sat on the table with me, pinching bit of lunch off my nephews plate.

“She was just eating blueberries and bananas and she was flapping her wings as parrots do, and then she just took off.

“I think it shocked her as well, and then she was stuck on the guttering in the flat opposite my house.

“She couldn't figure out how to swoop down so went in a circle, she was bullied a bit by seagulls and went over my house by my garden.

“By the time I'd got round the back I didn't know where she was.”

A statement from Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue said: “We, of course, understand the emotional attachments to pets of any species, but please take this incident as a reminder of the danger posed by attempting to rescue without any specialist assistance.”

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