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A parrot has been detained by police for trying to warn its soon-to-be arrested owners


No, we’re not making this up.

Brazilian authorities took the pet parrot of two alleged drug dealers into custody after the (very) loyal bird cawed out “Mama, police!” in Portuguese as police prepared to raid the house.

One of the cops told Brazilian media that the bird “must have been trained” for the surprise visit – and started squawking “as soon as the police got close”.

The attempted warning wasn’t enough to save the parrot’s owners, however, who were arrested for drug possession during the raid.

Police then took the parrot back to the station to see if they could get any information out of him, but it seems he kept his beak shut.

The trustworthy lookout has since been turned over to a nearby zoo – hopefully they’ll be no need for snitching there.

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