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Oregon deputies responding to “help me” calls get unusual surprise

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Oregon deputies received a 911 call of a Clackamas County resident in distress, only to find that the resident in question was a parrot.

A UPS driver who overheard calls for help from inside a resident notified the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, prompting deputies to investigate.

The driver claims he assumed it was a bird, but that the animal was signaling a dire situation.

“I was a little concerned at first that maybe somebody was, maybe an older person had fallen and couldn’t get up, you know, was yelling for help and maybe the bird heard and started copying that,” said driver Lee Purdy.

Upon arrival, however, it was clear that the situation had gone to the birds.

The deputies soon realized the calls for help were coming from none other than a parrot named Diego.

“When I got the call from the county sheriff, I was very amused because Diego is such a personality,” homeowner Susan Baird said.

According to KPTV, Baird claims Diego is not terribly fond of Baird’s daughter/birdsitter, Emily, and will cry “help me” when he wants attention from his owner.

“He’ll say, ‘Help me’ so that I’ll come back and see what he needs,” Baird said.

Diego was not available for comment.

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