Sunday, September 7, 2008

Current Events

True (but amusing) news, forwarded to me by my wonderful little sis ......

TRENTON, N.J. -- Neighbors called police Wednesday morning after hearing a woman's persistent cry of "Help me! Help me!" coming from a house. Officers arrived and when no one answered the door, they kicked it in to make a rescue.

But instead of a damsel in distress, officers found a caged cockatoo with a convincing call.
It wasn't the first time the 10-year-old bird named Luna said something that brought authorities to the home of owner Evelyn DeLeon.

About seven years ago, the bird cried like a baby for hours, leading to reports of a possible abandoned baby and a visit to the home by state child welfare workers. But it was only Luna practicing a newfound sound, DeLeon says.

DeLeon says her bird learns much of her ever-growing vocabulary from watching television, in both English and Spanish.

Moral of the story -- This call for help was simply for the birds! (ba dum bum)


Alicia said...

That's too funny!

kari and kijsa said...

Tee hee!!
kari & kijsa

Christi said...

I really like the drums at the end! You make me smile!