THIS IS HOW A CITY CAME TO A STANDSTILL BECAUSE OF A PARROT
By Shriya Sharma .
18th November 2018 05:00pm
Every day we hear a lot of crazy stories coming from around the world but can you ever imagine a bird doing a prank on the residents? Of course not! But something like this has happened in England where a quirky parrot named Jazz sparked an emergency visit from firefighters with his imitation of the fire alarm.
When alerted, the firefighters took no time to reach the location. So, thanks to Jazz, the team reached the spot only to realize there was no fire anywhere.
According to the reports, Steve Dockerty, 63, was taken aback when fire crews banged on his door investigating the source of a ‘blaze’ at his property at around 3.45pm. In some properties, smoke alarms were monitored by an alarm-receiving company. When an alarm is activated, they endeavor to make contact with the resident to establish whether there is a fire or if it is a false activation.
It appeared that while the monitoring company was on the phone to the householder, they could hear a continue alarm in the background and notified the fire service as a precaution.
When they arrived at the property, the householder assured them that there's no fire. The firefighters checked and cleaned the smoke alarms to try and prevent further activation. While they were doing this, they could still hear an alarm in the background and soon realized that it was an African Grey parrot Jazz continuing to do his excellent impression of a smoke alarm.
17-year-old "Jazz" is one of Dockerty's two pet birds. In the end: the smoke alarm had gone off incorrectly the first time, and was then mimicked twice by one of the birds, reports the BBC.