Missing macaw returns to owners

(WMC-TV) - A noisy macaw spotted in a Midtown Memphis tree was back with his owner, but not before making a few friends.

Traci Erlandson's three-year-old macaw Apollo has quite a story to tell.

Tuesday, Erlandson's husband went to Overton Park for a bike ride and workout.  Apollo spent the remainder of the day perched on a branch hidden high atop a massive tree on Cooper and Poplar.

People who live in nearby apartment buildings said Apollo spent Tuesday night chatting up the neighborhood.  They said his favorite words were "hi" and "hello."

Erlandson's husband tracked down the macaw Wednesday morning.  The former Royal Marine had to climb and shimmy up the tree to retrieve him.

The Erlandsons wished to thank everyone for their kind words and show of concern for Apollo.  They said he will likely still tag along on workouts.

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