FAIRFIELD, Conn. - With the help of a good Samaritan, Fairfield's first responders were able to return a green Amazon parrot to its owner after first fearing it was a missing child.
A woman walking in the area of Holland Hill Elementary School at about 5 p.m. Wednesday heard what sounded like a child's voice repeatedly calling out "Daddy" in the nearby woods, the police report said.
She walked toward the wooded area, decided the voice was coming from in a tree and contacted police, the report said.
When officers arrived, they realized the voice was coming from a large bird in the tree, police said. Animal control was called to help get the bird down, police said.
A short time later, the fire department was called because the bird was about 25 feet high in the tree's branches, police said.
Using a long pole, the firefighters were able to get the bird out of the tree and into a small bamboo forest, where they safely netted it, police said.
The bird was taken to the Animal Control shelter and picked up a short time by its owner, police said. The owner said the bird had been missing since Tuesday and took it home.
Fairfield Assistant Police Chief Chris Lyddy said the department was grateful the woman called the department, especially because it is "See Something, Say Something" month.