A brave elderly man went to incredible lengths to try and save his beloved pet parrot on the Upper West Side Monday, video shows — before the FDNY then came to the rescue.
Footage shows the fearless retiree climbing a ladder to reach the feathered fugitive, which flew the coop ahead of a veterinarian visit.
The mischievous bird is then seen perching itself on his arm, delighting engrossed onlookers below.
But the momentary victory is dashed when the colorful parrot flies away just seconds later, the footage shows.
“Oh, s–t,” one disheartened man at the scene says.
Thankfully, responding firefighters then caught up with the bird at 87th Street and Columbus Avenue, where one used a net attached to a long pole to take the man’s daring pet back into custody.