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Posted by on Oct 17, 2007 in Tomfoolery | 0 comments

Exotic birds and the Second Amendment…

A powerful home security combination! To wit:

NW Dallas homeowner shoots, kills intruder after parrot’s warning

10:50 PM CDT on Tuesday, October 16, 2007

By KIMBERLY DURNAN and STEVE THOMPSON / The Dallas Morning News

Dennis Baker says his parrot Salvador woke him up with a “hello” that alerted him to the intruder.

Dennis Baker’s home security system includes three cameras that feed video to 42-inch screens in his living room and bedroom. But it was his pet parrot, he says, that alerted him to a burglar he shot and killed early Tuesday.

“Hello, hello,” the parrot said, waking Mr. Baker from what he says was a deep sleep.

The 59-year-old locksmith keeps several pet birds in his northwest Dallas home, including a Mexican Red-headed parrot named Salvador. The bird says “hello” whenever he sees someone. When someone passed by a window about 2 a.m., Salvador squawked the greeting.

“It woke me up,” Mr. Baker said. “I guess you could call him a stool pigeon.”

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