A family is thanking their pet parrot for helping to save their lives after he raised the alarm as fire spread throu-gh their home. Bob’s squawking became very frantic until it woke the Hall family at their home in Ha-mpshire. Francis and his sons, Sam and Trevor, managed to escape from the burning property, grabbing Bob’s cage. Sam, 18, told a local paper, “I used to find Bob very annoying with his growling and squawking. But not now. He is a legend. He saved our lives.”

Hall, 59, added, “I’m definitely going to get him a treat — some new toys, a swing, a bell and a mirror.” The African Grey parrot is thought to be one of the most intelligent birds in the world.