Saturday, April 07, 2007

Going Out On A Limb...

The U.S. Coast Guard saved a man and his pet bird from a 75 foot tree in Houston Texas after he became stranded while trying to coax the creature out of the branches.

The Coast Guard had to respond because local rescue units; including ladder trucks; were not able to get close enough to the tree due to the proximity of the houses.

An HH-65C Dolphin helicopter crew was dispatched which safely hoisted man and bird free. The incident occurred in Porter just north of Houston and local media reported that the bird was a $2,000 cockatoo.

The man and bird were flown to Williams Airport in Porter.

Both were reported to be in good condition.


Anonymous Sharp As A Marble said...

Hope that idiot got the bill for that.

8/4/07 11:05  
Anonymous Frank The Crank said...

Slow news day huh?

8/4/07 13:18  
Anonymous fidelio said...

Cockatoo University? How does one obtain a diploma from such an accredited school?

8/4/07 14:27  
Anonymous reverse_vampyr said...

It can't be easy to graduate and earn that diploma. Cockatoo U is one tough school. Guess getting your bird out of a tree isn't part of the curriculum though.

8/4/07 16:03  
Anonymous Jumpmaster said...

I guess he needs some remedial training.

9/4/07 07:42  
Blogger Tracy said...

Seems like a day the Coast Guard dreams on Sunday when I only get 10 calls all day.

9/4/07 10:31  

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