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Florida parrot learns how to turn the lights on and off with Alexa

Here is a new reason to be wary of buying a home assistant device: Your African grey parrot might hijack it.

That's what happened to Lydia Clark of Florida. Clark's pet parrot Petra has begun "terrorizing" the household by mimicking Clark's voice to ask Alexa to turn the lights on and off, NPR's Morning Edition reports.

Petra reportedly knows some 300 words, and also inquires with Alexa about the weather. "We are teaching her how to use Google Home," Clark told WOFL FOX 35. "Now she has them talking to each other." Watch Petra in action below. Jeva Lange