It’s not every day you hear about a bird getting stuck in a tree. After all, most birds live there.
But that was the case Thursday afternoon when a local woman’s bird, Petey, got stuck in a tree outside of a home in Edgewater.
A little after 5 p.m. Thursday, residents gathered outside a house on Shady Side Drive in Edgewater to try to help with the runaway bird. Petey, a green Conure, was afraid to fly down from the tree, having never flown like that before, according to neighbor Carolyn Huffman—whose tree Petey was occupying.
The bird’s owner and neighbors gathered around to try and coax the bird down. Huffman’s husband, George, actually climbed on the roof to try to rescue the Conure.
“This poor woman is trying to coax her scared bird back into his cage,” Carolyn Huffman said. “He’s at the top of our tree and we can barely see him, but his chirps are pitiful.”
Members of the county fire department from the Woodland Beach station assisted in the effort as well, but it was another man who used his ladder to finally rescue the temporarily flightless animal.
“[The man] grabbed [Petey] and held him securely while he climbed down the ladder while Petey bit the crap out of his hand,” Carolyn Huffman said. “We are so relieved there’s a happy ending ... it was absolutely an accidental fluke and could have happened to anyone.”
The rescue effort took approximately two hours, Huffman said.