A Port Lincoln woman has shared her unique experience using an animal communicator to find her family’s lost bird.
About six months ago Melissa Poole’s son Jake’s bird, Mr McGreacher, flew out of the house after the front door was accidentally left open.
She put a picture of Mr McGreacher up online with a message asking people to look out for it and received a message of help about three hours later.
The message came from Bianca Parkyn, a local animal communicator who provides her services around the world.
Mrs Poole said Ms Parkyn was able to indentify the bird as being diagonal from the house on a brown fence and then in a shed and in a tree, corresponding to a neighbour’s yard.
“Within five minutes a neighbour came to me and said ‘I almost got him Melissa, he was in my shed’,” she said.
Mrs Poole said Ms Parkyn kept in contact for about four days after that and described the bird’s locations, which included Shelly Beach and the silos.
Mr McGreacher was eventually found in front of the Boston Hotel and was returned home five days after he left his home.
Ms Parkyn said she had a process for communicating with animals, which included seeing a picture of the animal as well as knowing details about their name, age and what information was sought.
She said she had had the ability to communicate with animals since she was a child but developed it further at a workshop in 2011 following an encounter with a koala.
She said she knew people would be skeptical of her abilities but she enjoyed doing her work and helping people and animals.
“We all have gifts and talents and we should all be true to ourselves,” she said.
Mrs Poole said from her experience she believed Ms Parkyn’s abilities were genuine.