Early Saturday afternoon, firefighters were called to the home of Anna and Steve Lawrence, who head up Birdline Parrot Rescue, a charity group that rehabilitates and helps find homes for parrots and provides educational tools for bird owners.
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Illegal trafficking of native parrots for house pets has been an escalating problem over the past several years. These birds are captured at a very young age to be sold as pets in the illegal pet trade market. The process results not only in the destruction of trees and life-long nests, but usually the death of the majority of the hatchlings that are taken for the pet trade.
Authorities agents made a unusual discovery while patrolling a remote area of Starr County over the weekend.