Squawk is reunited with his owner Cameron Brown who had believed his beloved pet had died.
Squawk is reunited with his owner Cameron Brown who had believed his beloved pet had died. Robyne Cuerel

Squawk found far from home thanks to Facebook

A URANGAN pet owner is rethinking the value of Facebook after the bird he assumed to be dead was found alive via the social website.

Cameron Brown was stoked to discover his pet, an alexandrian green parrot named Squawk, was alive and well, three weeks after it disappeared from his Urangan home.

"I thought he was dead," he said.

Cameron said the bird had escaped the day before he left for a holiday, and he was devastated as Squawk was "part of the family".

"I left the door of the cage open and the dog chased him."

Ironically it was only Monday that Cameron began dismantling Squawk's cage.

After adventures in the wild, Squawk made his way to Enzo's café on the Esplanade at Scarness yesterday.

Staffer Andrew Binhon said a concerned customer alerted him to a tame bird wandering around outside.

The staff put the parrot's image on Facebook and it wasn't too long before they had responses.

When Cameron showed up with an identical picture of a parrot on his phone along with the familiarity of the bird's response, there was no question about ownership.

"I'm glad he landed here (at Enzo's) and not in someone's yard because if people only knew what he was worth."

Cameron was not previously a fan of Facebook, but he is now.

The green parrot that was found wandering around the popular coffee shop at Scarness made himself at home at Enzos.
The green parrot that was found wandering around the popular coffee shop at Scarness made himself at home at Enzos. Robyne Cuerel

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