A parrot’s very convincing imitation of a smoke alarm recently sparked an emergency response from firefighters in England.
Steve Dockerty says he called fire officials after hearing what he thought was his smoke alarm go off three times.
When firefighters showed up, they cleaned out the smoke detector. But that didn’t stop the noise.
Eventually, one of the firefighters traced the sound back to Jazz – one of Dockerty’s birds.
“He likes to imitate things, and he imitated the smoke alarm so well that they called the fire brigade,” Dockerty said. “It was the guy from the fire brigade that realized it was the bird making the noise, and not the smoke alarm. And all the while Jazz is sitting in here laughing his socks off.”
Fire officials believe the smoke alarm did go off once incorrectly. Jazz then mimicked it twice.