ARCHIVE: Hyde Park parakeets evicted

September 22, 2009 10:06:17 AM PDT
Some Hyde Park residents were uprooted from their homes Tuesday, but it is not quite what you might think.Some monk parakeets have been making their nests under electric transformers. Those birds are native to South America but have lived in the southern part of Chicago for nearly 22 years.

ComEd said the massive parakeet nests were becoming a fire hazard and had to go.

Utility crews were very careful not to damage any bird eggs while removing the nests.