Thursday, 22 May 2008

Entertaining News Story

I thought this news story was excellent from Japan:

A missing parrot has been returned to his keeper after reciting his full name and address to a concerned vet.
Police rescued Yosuke the African Grey Parrot from a rooftop in the Japanese city of Nagareyama over two weeks ago. He spent one night at the police station before local cop Shinjiro Uemura transferred him to a nearby veterinary hospital while he looked for clues.

After a few days, Yosuke began chatting with the vet, repeatedly announcing “I’m Yosuke Nakamura”. The parrot then provided his home address down to the street number and even entertained the hospital staff by singing songs.

Police contacted the address and sure enough, its resident was delighted to hear his missing pet bird was safely found. The Nakamura family told police they had been teaching the bird its name and address for about two years.

But Yosuke apparently wasn't keen on opening up to police officials. "I tried to be friendly and talked to him, but he completely ignored me," Uemura said.


BenefitScroungingScum said...

That's fantastic! When I was little my grandmother used to tell me about a budgie she'd had during the war, it apparently not only knew it's name and address but would sit on the mantlepiece yelling out 'so what we going to do', usually at times when they could hear the bombers in the distance, BG

FoxInDetox said...

I read this story in my local newspaper here in Boston. I'm a sucker for a happy ending.

Jim said...

Hi BG,

I prefer your story, its class!.


Jim said...

Hey Fox,

Thanks for stopping by! Its amazing the amount of coverage the story got.

I like a happy ending too, could do with more of them.