Florida man finds himself quarantined alone with 200 parrots: ‘no way to get out’

Florida man finds himself quarantined alone with 200 parrots: ‘no way to get out’


Now he’s the one stuck in a cage.

Majid “Magic” Esmaeili lives in and operates a bird sanctuary near Tampa Bay, Florida, but due to a property dispute with his neighbor, it’s ‘technically illegal’ for him to leave.

Esmaeili owns and operates the Zaksee Parrot Sanctuary in Tampa, Florida, where he takes care of hundreds of rescued parrots, macaws, cockatoos, and other exotic birds. However, the sanctuary is surrounded on all sides by other properties, and the only path out winds through another tract whose owners recently placed locks on the gates — effectively trapping Esmaeili inside.

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“I have absolutely no way to get out,” he told a local Fox affliliate.

Esmaeili says he also ran out of food for himself recently, but has been able to subsist on bananas and bamboo shoots that grow in the sanctuary, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

He had been relying on volunteers to bring food for him and the birds, but

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