Look, up in the sky? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Oh, it’s actually a bird!
If you see an African Grey Parrot near Flatbush Avenue in Park Slope over the next few days, don’t just mutter to yourself about the miracle of Mother Nature — call Lora Myers at once!
Myers’s 12-year-old pet — whom she has had since he was a little chick — flew away from her Prospect Place home on Thursday night and has not been seen since. He was last seen heading towards Flatbush Avenue.
“We are frantic,” Myers told us, tearing up. “Anything you can do to help is much appreciated. We’ve had him 12 years. This is my child!”
Myers described Gracie as a “strong flyer” who might not come if called.
“He has a limited vocabulary,” she said. “What he does most often is whistle. He’s almost a composer.”
The bird made its escape after Myers’s husband, Andrew Kolker, left their front door open when he took out the trash. Now the couples’ feathers are ruffled.
“It’s been horrible,” she said. “We didn’t sleep a wink. We went out canvasing all night. The parrot poeple I’ve talked to said he could survive for a few days if he finds food and water.”
Don’t bother calling the cops, Myers said; they’re not interested.
“You know what’s really annoying? I called the police station to ask if I could report it and they said they don’t do that. I find that outrageous.”
Anyone with information is asked to call (718) 638-1260.
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