Parrot Saves Sleeping Couple From Fire
Pearly woke up his human pals in the middle of the night
By Newser Editors, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 15, 2014 5:29 PM CST
This isn't Pearly, but maybe a distant cousin.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) NBC Miami has a tale of a hero parrot credited with saving the lives of a Fort Lauderdale couple who were sound asleep during a house fire. "What we heard was a screeching like we've never heard before," Laurajean Niesel tells the Sun-Sentinel. "We thought maybe he got his foot caught in his trapeze." But no, 3-year-old Pearly was squawking to let them know the house was filling up with smoke. They called 911, and firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the laundry room. The going reward these days for a life-saving parrot? One apple.

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Jan 20, 2014 6:40 AM CST
Natural instinct to squawk like hell when there is smoke and no damn escape route.
Jan 16, 2014 12:00 PM CST
A good story about a Parrot saving the couples lifes and it is a good thing he did.
Jan 16, 2014 11:40 AM CST
I find it unspeakably cruel to keep Birds as pets. Birds know the freedom of flight under their own power and we do not, are we keeping them out of jealousy?