A loyal loudmouth parrot owned by a lady called ‘India’ has been taken into custody in the northern Brazilian state of Piaui after warning drug traffickers of police presence. The green-feathered watchdog had been taught to call out every time police officer went near the traffickers’ house by squawking loud “Mamãe, polícia!” or “Mama, police!”
“He must have been trained for this. As soon as the police got close he started shouting,” a police officer involved in the botched operation said. According to the Guardian, the parrot, who was placed in a chicken wire cage at the police station, did not say anything.
A local vet Alexandre Clark also confirmed that the Brazilian authorities were less successful in extracting information from parrot.”Lots of police officers have come by and so far it hasn’t made a sound,” the veterinarian said.
He was reportedly handed over to a local zoo where it will spend three months learning to fly before being released back into the wild. This was not the first time that birds have been used in drug trade.