Location:Muncie, Indiana, United States

Parrot Saves a Man

Jan 20, 2016

A noisy parrot that enjoys imitating sounds has helped save a man and his son from a house fire by sounding like a smoke alarm, the bird's owner reports. Shannon Conwell, 33, said he and his 9 year-old son fell asleep on the sofa while watching a film. They awoke at about 3 o'clock in the morning to find their home on fire after hearing the family's Amazon parrot, Peanut, imitating a fire alarm.

'He was really screaming his head off,' Conwell said. The smoke alarm had activated, but it was the bird's call that caught Conwell's attention. 'I grabbed my son and my bird, and got out of the house,' he said. The fire destroyed the home's dining room, kitchen and bedroom, Muncie, Indiana, USA, fire officials said. Aside from Peanut, Conwell said the fact that he and his son fell asleep on the couch helped save them. They may not have heard the alarm or the bird if they were asleep in their bedrooms.



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