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Parrot man from Bristol who removed ears to look like his pets

Not since Van Gogh removed his ear for art has anyone done anything quite as extreme as Ted Richards from Bristol.

Charlie the parrot hired as ambassador for Legoland's new pirate camp

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Following a six hour operation Richards had his ears removed so that he could resemble his five pet parrots.

Charlie the parrot hired as ambassador for Legoland's new pirate camp

Photos: Twitter

Potty parrot lover Richards has been modifying his body since 1976 with piercing and tattoos but this latest "body art" has to rank as his most extreme.

Charlie the parrot hired as ambassador for Legoland's new pirate camp

Photos: Twitter

Potty parrot lover Richards has been modifying his body since 1976 with piercing and tattoos but this latest "body art" has to rank as his most extreme.

Charlie the parrot hired as ambassador for Legoland's new pirate camp

Photos: Twitter

Several "feather-like" tattoos adorn the man's face already. They were the start of Richards' obsession with the parrot look which will only increase.

Charlie the parrot hired as ambassador for Legoland's new pirate camp

Photos: Twitter

Richards' next planned work involves reshaping his nose to resemble the beak of a parrot.

Charlie the parrot hired as ambassador for Legoland's new pirate camp

Photos: Twitter

When he revealed the look to members of the press, Richards said: "I think it looks great. I love it. It is the best thing that has happened to me."

Charlie the parrot hired as ambassador for Legoland's new pirate camp

Photos: Twitter

When he revealed the look to members of the press, Richards said: "I think it looks great. I love it. It is the best thing that has happened to me."

Charlie the parrot hired as ambassador for Legoland's new pirate camp

Photos: Twitter

From this image you might be able to make out one of the two metal pins that have been inserted into the man's skull. No, they're not there for any artistic reason and they don't represent anything to do with parrots. They're simply in his head to keep his glasses in place!

Charlie the parrot hired as ambassador for Legoland's new pirate camp

Photos: Twitter

Would this guy be a Marvel superhero or villain? Does "Parrot Man" make you think hero or odd ball villain?

Charlie the parrot hired as ambassador for Legoland's new pirate camp

Photos: Twitter

This isn't one of his parrots by the way.

Charlie the parrot hired as ambassador for Legoland's new pirate camp

Photos: Twitter

Would you go out looking like that?

Charlie the parrot hired as ambassador for Legoland's new pirate camp

Photos: Twitter

Would you go out looking like that?

Charlie the parrot hired as ambassador for Legoland's new pirate camp

Photos: Twitter

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