Rescuers flock together to save 275 parrots stranded by Ian

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www.wxxv25.com – WXXV Staff – 2022-10-07 15:47:55

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Parrots sit in cages waiting to be transported to the mainland in Pine Island, Fla., Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Robert Bumsted)

PINE ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — Will Peratino and his partner Lauren Stepp would not leave their Pine Island compound, even as authorities pleaded with residents to abandon their homes because of damaged roads, including a collapsed bridge that prevented deliveries of food, gas and other life-sustaining supplies.

But the couple could not leave without their two lemurs and flock of birds — 275 parrots, including some of the world’s rarest.

So…

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