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Cheeto the cockatoo lured to safety with a bag of nuts

Posted at 9:13 PM, Jun 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-06 21:13:18-04

MILLERSBURG, Ind. — A northern Indiana man frustrated in trying to coax his spooked pet cockatoo down from trees finally got the bird back with a bag of nuts.

Scott Reinhart of Millersburg was at a gas station around 5 p.m. Monday when a loud noise caused his dog in the car to bark, and the cockatoo named Cheeto flew out a window. The Goshen News reports Reinhart found him in a tree across the street.

On Tuesday, a tree service and firefighters tried to help, but each time someone got close to Cheeto, he'd fly to another tree. Reinhart tried playing bird calls from his phone and brought his other parrot to try to lure Cheeto.

Finally, Tuesday evening, Reinhart brought a bag of nuts, and Cheeto flew to him right away.