Parrot Attacks Officer
September 15 | Hmmm...No Comments Yet
I don’t have first paw experience with this, yet, but if everything I read in Dog Fancy is true, I want a little piece of that action.
Did you know that most celebrity dogs get food from a can, and they don’t need to beg for it? That these ‘celebs’ rarely have to walk to their fire hydrant of choice, but are carried there in designer handbags instead? It’s even been rumored on the internets that some photogenic canines aren’t even neutered!!!
What’s not to like about that? Nothin’ that’s what.
But I could see where being pampered could lead you to being a bit of a prima donna. It’s not different than our human counterparts…and parrots.
Yeah, parrots. The Telegraph has the full details.
The officer asked the female driver to pull over after spotting her arriving at Dover ferry dock in Kent with the macaw flying loose in the vehicle.
He arrested her after checks showed she was banned from driving, and then arranged for PC Martin Dadd, a new recruit, to take her vehicle to the pound with the parrot still inside.
The bird, apparently angry at being separated from its owner, then launched wave after wave of attack on the young officer, leaving him with bite and scratch marks to his hands and arms.
Chief Superintendent Steve Masters, of the Port of Dover Police, said: “A very nervous probationary officer then proceeded to drive the vehicle to the police station with great difficulty and an equal amount of dexterity as the macaw perched itself on the steering wheel pecking at his fingers throughout the journey.”
Officers later discovered that the 3ft macaw was the mouthpiece of Pirate Cotton in the 2003 hit movie The Curse of the Black Pearl.
Pirate Cotton, played by David Bailie, was left mute after another pirate cut out his tongue during a fight – so in the film his character uses the parrot called to speak on his behalf.
Chf Supt Masters said: “A relative of the lady came to pick up the macaw and told us that it had been used in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
“Kaww!! Kaww!! Don’t you know who I am? Kaww!! I’ll have your badge for this. Kaww!! You got a cracker? Kaww!! Kaww!!”