Calls for “Daddy!” Near Connecticut School Yield Odd Discovery

The AP reports that Connecticut police say a woman became concerned recently after hearing someone calling "Daddy!" repeatedly near a school. When she began looking for a child, though, she found something else entirely. A talking bear! Just kidding. It was a parrot!

Fairfield police Lt. James Perez says the bird was talking nonstop, saying, "daddy," "hello," "what!" and other classic parrot words. The expressive little guy was hiding in a tree at Holland Hill School, and the fire department used a long pole to remove it on Thursday. The parrot then flew away again (DADDY!) so an animal control officer caught it in a net and brought it to a shelter.

The bird was found about one mile from its home and was later reunited with its owner (its daddy, we have to assume), who had reported it missing. Just in time for Father's Day.

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