When the family couldn't coax the bird down from a tree, they called the fire department.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

SOUTH PARK (KDKA) — Firefighters rescued a pet cockatoo in South Park on Monday.

The bird escaped and flew up about 50 feet into a tree.

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When the family couldn’t coax the bird down, they called the fire department.

Firefighters used a ladder truck to reach into the trees and rescue the bird just before storms arrived.