Dogs are known to be a man’s best friend but perhaps, they aren’t as loyal as parrots. According to Brazilian reports spotted by The Guardian, Brazilian authorities seized a parrot that allegedly warned crack dealers about the presence of police in the area.
The publication revealed that a parrot was seized by authorities this past week during a raid at a Northern Brazilian property where two people were accused of selling crack. Police in the region said that the parrot was trained by its owners to alert them for the presence of police in the Vila Irmã Dulce area. The bird does not have a name, according to authorities.
“He must have been trained for this,” one officer involved in the operation said. “As soon as the police got close he started shouting.”
The bird has apparently also been trained not to snitch since authorities are having trouble getting the parrot to make any sort of noise. A reporter described the parrot as being “super obedient.”
“So far it hasn’t made a sound … completely silent,” the reporter said. A local vet added, “Lots of police officers have come by and he’s said nothing.”
Brazilian broadcaster, Globo, said the “drug trafficking parrot” has been given to a local zoo where it would learn to fly before being released.
According to the Washington Post, the bird yelled “Mamãe, polícia!” which translates to “Mama, police.”