...there'll be a new jailbird in Dover...
Mine's the one with the treasure map & pieces of eight in the pocket.
A rookie police officer suffered scratches and bites to his hands and arms after being asked to escort a celebrity parrot to a Dover police station, the Telegraph reports. The parrot in a scene from Curse of the Black Pearl. Still: Walt Disney Pictures The owner of the 3ft wingspan macaw was pulled at Dover ferry dock after …
Lucky copper if he only suffered scratches and bites. My parents own^H^H^Hlive with a Thimney grey parrot which is about a third of the macaws size and still can unleash serious mayhem if bothered. An annoyed macaw should be able to take your fingers easily.
Relatives have Kongo grey (slightly larger than a Thimney and talks less) who killed a cat. Circumstances unknown, but it was not their cat. Had a broken wing afterwards, though.
 all the way down to the bone and leave a scratch mark there, in case you wondered. The claws are less dangerous, but a parrot has eight of them.
I just had an idea for the latest feel-good hollywood comedy cop-buddy-drama! An inexperienced junior rookie cop with big ideas gets teamed up with a cynical, hard-bitten, hard-drinking, foul-mouthed parrot who's only two days from retirement! IT'S SOLID GOLD I TELL YA! WE'LL MAKE A MILLION!
Agree. Even a "harmless" Cockatiel or Budgie can easily draw blood.
A Macaw has no problem biting your finger off if it decides to do so. Based on this description is merely mildly annoyed and showing lack of benevolence. The police officer should consider himself lucky not to require major surgery.
I mean really. The bird is only protecting its property. If the driver drove that far, they could make amends and let the driver follow them to the station. I'm quite sure the drive isn't gonna do a runner:
'Attention, I'm in high pursuit of a vehicle with a female driver with a 'bird' in the front seat.'
Did that sound right?
Wouldn't it have been more sensible to get a cage and stick the damn bird in it? As opposed to attempting to drive while a bloody great parrot flaps around in front of your face? Isn't that the idiocy which this woman was pulled over for in the first place... and then the police decide to copy her?
I get a similar problem with my budgie. Every time I open my laptop he flies down to join in. It doesn't help that he isn't toilet trained :-/
I do have the good sense to keep him locked in his cage when I'm transporting him around though. Not that he cares. Many's the time I've been driving along the motorway with him hanging upside down from his ceiling.
If I was driving down the road with a bird loose in the car the cops would pull me over for dangerous driving or driving without due care and attention?
So why the hell was this copper allowed to drive with a loose bird in the car? Or is it the usual "We're the cops, we're above the law" attitude that they seem to have developed recently?
So the cops pulled the lady over for having an unattached bird in the car, so they took it upon themselves to have an unattached bird in the car as they drove it away? Rather than wait for someone to arrive with a bird cage?
Yeah, that makes sense. Why are these people allowed weapons again? Hell, why are they allowed outside without supervision? They make the Keystone cops look like fucking superheroes.
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