Cockatoo With Dinosaur-like Screech Vexes Neighbors

He's currently wrecking up a former federal judge's historic house
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 16, 2015 7:00 PM CDT
Cockatoo With Dinosaur-like Screech Vexes Neighbors

A cockatoo with the screech of a dinosaur is vexing residents of a tony Boston suburb. The white bird, named Dino because of his annoying call, flew away from his owner in July and into the trees of Brookline. He's been gnawing on the woodwork of retired federal judge and Harvard lecturer Nancy Gertner's historic home. The Boston Globe reports animal control officials were called and no one will trap the bird. Gertner has attempted to lure Dino away with food and scare him away with loud rock 'n' roll music and a blaring house alarm. Nothing has worked. Gertner may have to make peace with Dino; she's run out of ideas to get rid of him. (More cockatoo stories.)

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