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Parrot Attacks Burglar

by Rolway / January 17, 2006 5:48 AM PST

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Polly want a burglar?

A pet parrot attacked a man who broke into its owner's apartment, and the bite and blood marks helped police identify a suspect.

Police say the blue and gold macaw hybrid named Sunshine attacked 44-year-old Michael Deeter after he broke into the apartment. Sunshine had blood on its beak and Deeter had marks on his hand consistent with those made by a parrot.

Authorities say Deeter told police the bird bit him very hard after he entered James Erb's apartment, and he still had the marks to prove it when he was arrested.

He allegedly got away with about $100 and a camcorder.

Sunshine did not come away unscathed -- all but one of its large tail feathers had been pulled out.

End of story.
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Years ago my Grandmother had a parrot. That nasty bird would go after me the minute I came in the room. They can be vicious and are real sneakey in their approach of attack. They are a pretty bird, but real mean buggers.


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Hooray for the parrot
by Diana Forum moderator / January 17, 2006 5:55 AM PST
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Had roosters that would do that when I was a kid.


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Yes, those roosters....
by Rolway / January 17, 2006 6:19 AM PST
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were another mean bird. Did you have any Bantum roosters Diane? When I was a kid, we had about 200 head of chickens and a couple of Bantum fighters in there. Now that was a fighting chick. Boy, I used to chase them around the hen yard with hockey stick. And those nasty roosters used to sit there waiting for me to reach in the nest to get the eggs from the laying hens.Peck me on the hand scaring the heck out of me. Used to give them a wack too.


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None when I was a kid
by Diana Forum moderator / January 17, 2006 6:21 AM PST

Did have banties when I lived in LA.


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My cousin had a few of those on his place in Missouri.
by Kiddpeat / January 17, 2006 11:16 AM PST

They would sneak up on the male goats, peck them in a fairly sensitive area, and run away cackling. My wife and daughter got a big charge out of that.

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My daughter has an African Grey..........
by Tony Holmes / January 17, 2006 6:07 AM PST
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and two Dobermans.The Dobies tend to give it a wide berth since she leaves the parrot's cage open.The parrot will stand at the open door and survey it's world all day.

That bird barks exactly like the two Dobies,rings like the damn phone and does a Richard Little quality impersonation of my son in

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Amazing what a vocabulary those birds can pick up.
by Rolway / January 17, 2006 6:40 AM PST

My cousin and I caught a crow one time. We were going to slit its tongue and teach it to talk, but it got away. Never saw it again. He later neutered a skunk and cut the stink bags off. What a great pet it made. Smart too and very clean.


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LOL,just read this.............
by Tony Holmes / January 17, 2006 7:04 AM PST
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(NT) (NT) Ha, ha Good old Ziggy.
by Rolway / January 17, 2006 7:23 AM PST
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Guard pets
by TONI H / January 17, 2006 6:15 AM PST
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My mother had a pomeranian that I had purchased as a puppy....the dog never made a sound and would lay under the couch unseen most of the time when strangers were in the house....let them try to leave and she turned vicious and would attack their ankles, growl, and snap, and draw blood until the door closed behind them. She made sure they left...

Surprisingly enough, there are many people who use geese as guard dogs....they're extremely territorial and vicious about it.


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I did'nt know ..
by Rolway / January 17, 2006 7:34 AM PST
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Geese where used as guard dogs, but they can be vicious when trying to chase them off the property they decide they want. Up on the ball field here in town, they use a stuffed Coyote to keep them away. Works good. A stuffed coyote runs about $90 and many towns are now using them to keep the geese off recreation fields and parks.


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I have 2 Border Collies, both males - same litter
by null. / January 17, 2006 7:07 AM PST
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Our pest control company knows to ring the bell prior to entering the yard. One day the regular spray guy was on vacation and someone else covered his route, he didn't ring the bell. I heard a ruckus in the yard and went out to look, these two dogs who were just pups when we first hired this company loved the regular guy and didn't know this man & were then 1.5 years old, had this poor fellow cornered in the yard.
Now as long as he didn't move all was fine with the dogs, but he kept trying to get to the gate, these lovable 40lb furry face lickers were snarling and growling and snapping at this poor guy until I showed up. I called out 'come' & 'bed' they immediately stopped and went to the kennel where I locked them up. After he finished spraying the yard 10 minutes later he was still shaking.

Side note: I had to install locks on the kennel cause they figured out how to open the unlocked latches 5 ft off the floor

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(NT) (NT) Maybe that's why they were popular with pirates.
by Kiddpeat / January 17, 2006 11:13 AM PST
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