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Parrot In Tree Mistaken For Child In Distress

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FAIRFIELD, CT - A woman thought someone was in danger, but when she went to explore the situation, it turned out that the person in distress was an escaped bird in a tree.

An unidentified woman was on the top of the hill near the Holland Hill School, which is located at 105 Meadowcroft Rd., around 5 p.m. when she told police that she heard someone screaming.

"The voice kept saying 'daddy,' 'daddy,' 'daddy,' then said 'what,'" said Fairfield police Lt James Perez. "Almost if the child was talking to someone else."

The woman began searching for the person, who she believed was a child in distress.

"As she was looking for the source of the voice, she kept following it and brought her to a tree near the school where she looked up and saw it was a parrot," Perez said.

After calling animal control, the officer was unable to remove the parrot because it was 25 feet up the tree. The animal control officer was forced to call the fire department.

When firefighters arrived, they used a ling pole to get the bird out of the tree, which flew to a nearby bamboo tree area, police said. Firefighters were able to chase the parrot out of the area, net the animal and bring it to a local shelter.

During the whole process, authorities said the parrot, who is named Ralphie, said several words including "hello," "daddy" and "what."

The parrot had been reported missing by its owner, Christopher Gerbasi, of Fairfield, and had been gone for days. The woman located the bird about a mile from his home.

"We're just happy there were no children that were hurt and that it wasn't a child at all," Perez said. "But in fact a bird just yearning for its father or its daddy, and we got it back to him."

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