A PARROT that doesn’t like men has gone walkabout — or rather flyabout — from a popular visitor attraction.
Charlie, the Amazon Parrot, flew off from the Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre at North Anston yesterday during a free flying session.
The 19-year-old bright green beauty is currently believed to be in the Dinnington area and head keeper Abigail Carter is keen for people to phone in if they see the bird.
Abigail told the Advertiser: “She went missing yesterday.
“She is a free-flying parrot and is being being trained up but she got a bit spooked and flew off into a tree.
“We think she is in the Dinnington area.”
Abigail said that Charlie was well fed when she flew off and so is in no immediate danger of starvation.
A posse of staff from the Tropical Butterfly House have been out today trying to track Charlie down and Abigail said people should call her on 07850 268867 if they see her rather than trying to trap her.
She said: “Rather than trying to catch her I would suggest giving us a call.
“She is a very nice parrot but if she is scared she might bite.
“She hates men.”
Charlie has lived at the Tropical Butterfly House since she was born.
She is micro-chipped, and the police are aware of the situation.
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