Why on Earth are there Parrots living in the wild in Amsterdam?

Travelling from my hotel to TechEd I've been walking through Vondelpark - a place festooned with more high speed hazards(otherwise known as Bicycles!) than I've ever seen before! In the trees there were many Green Parrots which were sqwarking everywhere I went.

I spoke to some local people who informed me that over the years many people have let their domestic Parrots go in the park - they have bred - leading to a large population in the wild.

Very bizarre.



Comments (2)

  1. Steve says:

    What the heck has this got to do with security

  2. RussB says:

    There is a large community of Parrots in London too, on the Thames near Walton up to and including Staines made famous by Ali G!

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