Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Who's a pretty boy then ????

Beware of the guard bird: Jack the parrot launches savage attack and scares off gang of thieves

Last updated at 5:21 PM on 15th September 2010

A parrot is being hailed a hero after it fought off a gang of thieves when they targeted a pet shop.
The exotic bird pecked and scratched the thugs as they tried to make off with thousands of pounds worth of exotic animals in the early hours of this morning.
Jack the Sun Conure parrot's attack was so ferocious that he had pieces of ripped clothing and blood on his beak - and his feathers covered Hobday's pet shop in Coventry.
Hero: Jack the parrot took lumps out of the thieves and scared them off. DNA specialist my still be able to catch the robbers thanks to him
Hero: Jack the parrot took lumps out of the thieves and scared them off. DNA specialists may still be able to catch the robbers
Police believe the 11-month-old bird panicked and went on the offensive after the thieves tried to pull him from his cage.
Officers say Jack's heroics could help them trace the thieves through DNA evidence left at the scene.
Despite Jack's attack, up to three thieves still managed to steal three snakes and an exotic bird.
Caroline Hobday, 49, who runs the store with her husband Andrew, 52, said: 'We couldn't believe it when we got into work in the morning.
'There was blood all over the shop and Jack was perched on top of his cage squawking like mad.
'All the evidence looks like he scared the thieves away and spent the rest of the night patrolling and protecting the other animals like a guard dog.
'Jack is a feisty young bird and is fiercely protective over the other birds in the shop.

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