Fire brigade alarm.

Subject: Fire brigade alarm.
From: "Paul Jones" <>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 15:49:45 +1100
The other day my Fire Brigade pager went off, message was that it was a special
service.  That means we dont get any further details until we get in the truck.

The further information was that our call out was too a COCKATOO STUCK IN A

Through the laughter we managed to find the tree.  We where told that it was
a Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, that was kept as a pet in Adelaide.  Being an 
member of the family, it was brought on a family trip to the Dandenong Ranges
(near Melbourne).  Where it heard other cockatoos, it got a bit excited and
tried to join them.  It failed and couldn't get back to ground.

We managed to knock the tree over (it was an introduced specie) and somebody
dived on the bird, before it could fly up again.

We returned to station, pleased with our job and somebody decided that they
would go wishing to try and stop a fish from drowning.

Hope this provides a bit of entertainment and the person who's bird it was 
read this list.  Certainly a lot more fun then attending bushfires and car 

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