By Associated Press - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

TALLEYVILLE, Del. (AP) - An exotic pet bird that had been missing for more than a week in Delaware is back home.

The 4-year-old macaw named Freddie escaped from his owner Vic Rash last week in New Castle County. Rash says the bird had flown off during a carpet delivery.

Freddie had never been outside before the escape and was faced with some challenges during his time on the lam, including getting stuck at the top of some trees in Wilmington, cold temperatures and a brush with an angry hawk.

After days of rescue attempts, Freddie was finally captured by police in West Goshen Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania on Sunday morning.

Rash says he’s extremely grateful to have his pet bird back and thanks everyone who assisted in Freddie’s safe return.

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