By CBSLA Staff

FONTANA (CBSLA) — Fontana Police Chief Billy Green flew into action to help a parrot that darted into his office to escape a hungry hawk.

(credit: Fontana Police Department)

The little chartreuse parrot – appropriately named Verde, which means green in Spanish – flew into the police chief’s office while being chased by a large, vicious hawk. Green, the human, chased off the hawk and protected Verde.

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Fontana Police said neither of the birds were harmed.

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The department placed Verde in its missing pets system, and soon Verde’s owners came calling.

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Verde is now home safe, thanks to the human who shares his name.