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Beloved 48-year-old cockatoo disappears from the Lammy

Cocky the cockatoo is missing, believed to have been stolen, and Lamington Hotel head chef Dan Murray is not impressed.
Cocky the cockatoo is missing, believed to have been stolen, and Lamington Hotel head chef Dan Murray is not impressed. Valerie Horton

LAMINGTON Hotel's beloved cockatoo has been stolen and staff are hoping whoever took him will bring Cocky back.

Manager Vicki Shaw said the staff was extremely concerned by the disappearance of the cockatoo, which was taken between 3am and 5am on Sunday.

Cocky the cockatoo disappeared from Maryborough's Lamington Hotel between 3am and 5am on Sunday.
Cocky the cockatoo disappeared from Maryborough's Lamington Hotel between 3am and 5am on Sunday.

Staff remember a man trying to open Cocky's cage a few weeks ago, but are unsure if that is connected to his disappearance.

Ms Shaw said she hoped whoever took him would bring him back.

She said Cocky would not have gone easily.

The 48-year-old bird usually makes a lot of noise and knows a few obscenities, meaning he probably had a few choice words for his kidnapper.

He can also say "see ya later", which he would probably also like to say to the person who took him.

All the rooms in the hotel were booked when the bird was taken and no one had reported hearing anything, Ms Shaw said.

Cocky is a plucker - he likes to pluck the feathers out of his chest - so he can be easily identified by his plucked chest.

Ms Shaw said a reward would be given for Cocky's safe return.

She would not specify what the reward would be, but said concerned customers had been giving donations at the drive-through of the hotel to add to the reward that would be offered.

Topics:  cockatoo, maryborough, theft



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