Parrot owner left stranded on UK cliffside after a peregrine falcon attack

A woman who risked her own life to reclaim her parrot ended up needing saving herself.

Heroes from Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue were called on to pull a parrot owner to safety from the side of a cliff.

The animal-lover had made a desperate attempt to recover her feathered friend after it was spooked by a bird of prey in a terrifying attack.

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A group of parrot owners from Derbyshire had flocked to Snowdonia's Glyder Fawr in Wales to fly their birds when one had to be hunted down using its tracking data.

NorthWalesLive reports, when a peregrine falcon swept down to attack the group, one of the woman's two pet parrots flew away towards the cliffs higher up the mountain above Cwm Idwal.

With her second parrot perched on her rucksack, the woman climbed up to the perilous position to retrieve her bird after locating it on a tracker.

But the parrot seemed to enjoy its new-found freedom and flew back down to the group unassisted as she arrived towards the top. She was left stranded on the mountain's upper cliffs with her second parrot, which greeted the mountain rescue team when they arrived to help them down.

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A spokesperson for Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue said: "To a barrage of parrot jokes from Maritime and Coastguard Agency and teams in North Wales Mountain Rescue Association, a hill party climbed up to the base of the cliffs and belayed a team member up to her location to make her safe.

"On arrival at the casualty, Jeckyll, the second parrot, perched on her owner's rucksack, greeted our team member with a 'hello'! Once safely on belay, both parrot and owner were lowered to safe ground before being guided down off the mountain."

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