Crowds have gathered on New York’s Upper West Side to watch firefighters attempt to catch the last escaped pet parrot. “It’s more fun than any quarantine regime,” said one observer. Earlier, a bird named Dylan escaped from the owner on the way to the vet.
On the first rescue attempt, Dylan’s old master climbed the stairs to the edge where the bird was sitting. But when the crowd screamed, the noise startled Dylan and he ran back to the nearest tree.