Video Of The Week - Parrot Gets In Trouble With Law Over Taxi Reservations

By Meera Dolasia on July 15, 2012

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When retired shipyard worker John McAlinden adopted a parrot from his friends two months ago, he was told that the yellow-headed Amazon was a quiet calm fellow, that hardly ever uttered a word. Nothing, could have been further from the truth.

Turns out that Pepe used to formerly reside inside a taxi firm, where he picked up some interesting vocabulary. He now spends his entire day shrieking instructions like ‘taxi for Govan’ and ‘taxi for Lidl’, or even ‘car one, car two’ and ‘10-4’.

The bird sounds so genuine that John's neighbors thought the 55-year old was running an illegal taxi operation and called in the police. Of course there was not much they could fault John for once they discovered the culprit behind the ruckus.

The Glasgow resident finds the whole situation quite hilarious, but is hoping for the sake of his neighbors, that Pepe calms down and stops calling out fictitious taxi reservations.


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  • izz4050
    izz4050Friday, April 11, 2014 at 11:29 am
    that is so sad.
    • pinksparkle16
      pinksparkle16Friday, April 11, 2014 at 11:28 am
      how sad
      • jadeWednesday, March 5, 2014 at 3:30 pm
        this man has two bird parrot
        • Bird LoverThursday, November 28, 2013 at 2:36 pm
          Poor little Lori! He plucked his feathers and then gets in trouble! He's just a lonely bird.
          • luse808
            luse808Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 9:18 am
            • iw110781
              iw110781Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 5:52 pm
              HAHA the parot sounds like a micrafone
              • imdabomb
                imdabombFriday, November 2, 2012 at 2:40 pm
                Wow, smart little parrot :)
                • nalimaThursday, October 18, 2012 at 8:19 pm
                  who ever heard of a parret that gets in troube!
                  • sandefmk
                    sandefmkTuesday, October 2, 2012 at 8:38 am
                    wow i don't think that i would buy a parrot anytime soon i would not call the police either
                    • BrianaWednesday, September 19, 2012 at 10:15 am
                      Comedy, but cant all parrots talk?
                      • spottedhorse120
                        spottedhorse120Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 12:51 pm
                        Actually, some parrots cant ;)




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