Owner Optimistic Stolen Parrot Will Be Returned

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The owner of an African grey parrot says he believes the thieves will soon return the bird that was taken recently in England. It seems Chico loves to squawk a song by Queen. The parrot's owner says the thieves will soon tire of hearing "We are the Champions."


Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Chico is the name of an African grey parrot stolen from his home in Hattersley, England last weekend. But Chico's owner Malcolm Booth says he's optimistic the thieves will return the bird. It seems Chico has an affinity for the music of the British classic rockers Queen. Booth says once the bird snatchers get an earful of Chico squawking "We are the Champions" and I'm just a poor boy, they will want to return the parrot. It's MORNING EDITION.

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