Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Polly Doesn't Want a Cracker - He Simply Wants to Go Home

This is the cutest little story ...

When a parrot by the name of Yosuke flew out of his cage and got lost, he did exactly what he had been taught — he recited his name and address to a stranger willing to help. (Why can’t we teach our kids to do this : ) )

Tokyo Police rescued the African grey parrot two weeks ago from a neighbor's roof and after spending a night at the station, the parrot was transferred to a nearby veterinary hospital while police searched for clues as to who owned the bird.

The bird refused to talk to the cops, but began chatting after a few days with the vet.

"I'm Mr. Yosuke Nakamura," the bird told the veterinarian. The parrot also provided his full home address, down to the street number, and even Police checked the address, and what do you know, a Nakamura family really lived there. The Nakamura family told police they had been teaching the bird its name and address for about two years.