Guard Bird? Owner Says Pet Macaw Attacked Robbers

A man who says two men burst into his Fort Smith apartment in the middle of the night says his pet macaw bit one of them and chased off the intruders.

Fort Smith television station KFSM reports that Jack Dukes told police that two men entered his apartment early Monday morning. He says one of the men hit him and knocked him across a table.

That riled the macaw, a large parrot-like bird with a powerful beak.

Dukes says the bird took a chunk of flesh out of an arm of one of the robbers. They burst in demanding drugs, but fled after the bite.

Police are investigating.

When the bird, named Charlie, isn't attacking robbers, Dukes says he likes to eat banana pudding and fried chicken.