I’m not sure if this guy is
MPD, animal control or metro transit police but whoever he is, he definitely deserves props. [Update: I’m now told this is Animal Control Officer Shawn Covington of the Washington Humane Society] This was the scene outside of the Woodley Park metro around 3pm Sat. afternoon. I got there just while this was going down but apparently a pet bird got loose and flew into the tree. Without hesitation this awesome cop climbed the tree in like 2 seconds. He was trying to coax the bird onto a stick and then his finger but ultimately the bird flew onto his back and the cop just climbed down. The owner was obviously super grateful. So props to this cop for going above and beyond.
But the lesson I’m gonna take away from this incident – when sight seeing it might be a good idea to leave your pet bird at home.
More photos including the conclusion after the jump.
Climbing down you can sorta see the bird clamping onto the cop’s collar behind his head.
Owner reunited with bird.
Owner thanks the cop