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Murfreesboro Firefighters Make Unique Rescue

Murfreesboro Firefighters Make Unique Rescue

CREATED Feb 25, 2014

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue crews made a unique rescue on Monday afternoon.

Jan Jansen called around 3:30 p.m. to report her 18-year-old Blue and Gold Macaw named Larry had flown on top of the neighbor's roof.

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue's Ladder 9 responded to the home on St. Ives Drive in the Berkshire subdivision, and set up two ladders to make their way onto the roof. Larry was startled and flew into the woods about a block away before settling into a 40-foot Hackberry Tree.

Crews sprayed water on him, and he came down the tree, limb by limb, until he was caught.

Jansen told firefighters that she normally keeps Larry's wings clipped, but had not done so this winter. She said she had taken him outside because he had not flow away before.

Jansen added that said she called for help because she was concerned he would not make it in the projected 30 degree temperatures on Monday night.

Fire officials said it was the first time they had had to rescue a bird before.