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An American man has claimed in his defence that his pet bird was to blame for almost 1,000 nuisance calls to the emergency services. The defendant claims that he will ensure the calls stopped.

A West Midlands firefighter was bitten by a parrot as he attempted to rescue it recently. Firefighters had to remove a gas fire from in front of the fireplace before reaching into the chimney to rescue the Black-mask Conure parrot. The firefighter was not injured.

Brazilian scientists are reportedly using an innovative solution to treat burn victims' wounds--frog skin. …

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