I came home one day from work and noticed a huge red, yellow and blue parrot sitting high up in our pear tree, and they're not a local species. So I called my neighbour out to see it.
He told me it belonged to someone who lived close by and it had escaped, so we set about capturing it.
My neighbour got a long pole and we nailed an apple to the end of it, waved it in front of the parrot until he sat on the pole and he gently brought the parrot down from the tree.
I grabbed the parrot, that was the plan and I stuck to it. Even when the bloody thing dropped the apple and clamped my thumb in it's beak ! These things are dangerous beasts that can crack nuts in their beaks, and he was pissed off as well. So he clung on for about 2 minutes and I had a very swollen and bruised thumb.
I couldn't work for a week and the doctor could hardly stop laughing as he wrote on my sick note - Reason for being unavailable for work. Parrot bite.