Paulie wants a cracker

Paulie the macaw. Photo Facebook.

Though the bird has been found and returned to his owner, Nimbin police are still investigating the theft of a macaw last week.

‘Paulie’ , a 13-month-old macaw,  was stolen from a home on Cullen Street Nimbin between 1pm and 5pm last Thursday. Paulie has his right wing clipped and answers to his name.

Senior Constable Bridgette Hurst with Paulie the macaw. Photo Facebook.

He is valued at at least $10,000 but police said more importantly, he is a much loved pet; the owner is devastated by Paulie’s theft as they were close companions.

Paulie can say ‘Who’s a pretty blue chicken?’. He cannot fly but can hop around.

Paulie was located at 1pm on Saturday in Nimbin and was returned to his very grateful human.

Investigations are continuing, Nimbin police are asking for any information about the abduction of Paulie. If you know anything at all please call Nimbin police on (02) 66891244 or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000. Police reference is E71459313 #NimbinCrime

Please feel free to share this post with any pet shops or bird collectors you may know. Stealing someone’s pet is a really awful thing to do.

2 responses to “Paulie wants a cracker”

  1. Ali Blatch says:

    $10,000 ???????

  2. Micky Foss says:

    Stealing a bird from the wild from the South American continent cutting the wing and then putting a price on him/her is also a pretty awful thing to do

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Become a supporter of The Echo

A note from the editorial team

Some of The Echo’s editorial team: journalists Paul Bibby and Aslan Shand, editor Hans Lovejoy, photographer Jeff Dawson and Mandy Nolan

The Echo has never underestimated the intelligence and passion of its readers. In a world of corporate banality and predictability, The Echo has worked hard for more than 30 years to help keep Byron and the north coast unique with quality local journalism and creative ideas. We think this area needs more voices, reasoned analysis and ideas than just those provided by News Corp, lifestyle mags, Facebook groups and corporate newsletters.

The Echo is one hundred per cent locally owned and one hundred per cent independent. As you have probably gathered from what is happening in the media industry, it is not cheap to produce a weekly newspaper and a daily online news service of any quality.

We have always relied entirely on advertising to fund our operations, but often loyal readers who value our local, independent journalism have asked how they could help ensure our survival.

Any support you can provide to The Echo will make an enormous difference. You can make a one-off contribution or a monthly one. With your help, we can continue to support a better informed local community and a healthier democracy for another 30 years.”

Echonetdaily is made possible by the support of all of our advertisers.