Lost Parrot Found At London Station Keeps Making Tube Announcements
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A parrot found at Waterloo station after disappearing for two days now won't stop making tube announcements. Yes, you read that right. You can see the bird in action below:
The bird took off on a two-day holiday to London and was later found at the tube station, 20 miles away from its home in Tadworth, Surrey.
Grey, the two-year-old African parrot, hilariously whistles and pipes out announcements, telling Karlene Boyce and her family to 'keep left'.
Karlene and family said they were really worried after the bird escaped their home last Thursday (19 August).
While Karlene was enjoying a cup of tea with her husband Jamie in the kitchen, the fast-talking-parrot made a swift exit and flew out of an open door.
However, Grey didn't make it far and after settling in a nearby tree.
Karlene said: "We tried to call him but he refused to come down, we put his cage in the garden to try and entice him and kept calling him all evening.
"The very next morning, around six o'clock, my husband and myself went out to have a look for him.
"We found him quite quickly in a tree, he responded to us and we called him but still he wouldn't come down.
"He was flying over the top of our house for hours, he was calling my son in the air going 'Callum, Callum!' and it was quite funny.
"At that point we were quite happy because he knew his surroundings."
The family were hopeful that he would eventually come down, but Grey seemed to get spooked by another bird and disappeared.
They were heartbroken to find that their beloved parrot was missing and took to social media to try and find him.
Thankfully, two days later, the family were left astonished when Callum spotted Grey on the British Transport Police's Twitter page.
The force tweeted: "Urgent tweet! Officers came across a missing parrot today at Waterloo Station.
"If this parrot is yours or you know someone who has lost theirs please get in touch ASAP."
Officers found him sat on the shoulder of a rough sleeper. They took him in and happened to become great pals with two of the male cops, Karlene said.
Now Grey keeps imitating noises from the Underground. Karlene said: "He has done the tube 'bing-bong' noise a few times, and keeps telling us to 'keep left'."
The parrot also sometimes makes a low whistling noise which sounds like trains rattling through the tube.