View Full Version : lost parrot gives vet his name and address

21-05-08, 14:35

from CNN.com (http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/05/21/lost.parrot.ap/index.html):
TOKYO, Japan (AP) -- When Yosuke the parrot flew out of his cage and got lost, he did exactly what he had been taught -- recite his name and address to a stranger willing to help.

Police rescued the African grey parrot two weeks ago from a neighbor's roof in the city of Nagareyama, near Tokyo. After spending a night at the station, he was transferred to a nearby veterinary hospital while police searched for clues, local policeman Shinjiro Uemura said.

He kept mum with the cops, but began chatting after a few days with the vet.

"I'm Mr. Yosuke Nakamura," the bird told the veterinarian, according to Uemura. The parrot also provided his full home address, down to the street number, and even entertained the hospital staff by singing songs.

"We checked the address, and what do you know, a Nakamura family really lived there. So we told them we've found Yosuke," Uemura said.

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.

21-05-08, 14:43
Haha. That's funny. Didn't want to talk to the cops. Can't blame the parrot for that. :p

21-05-08, 14:44
Aww, cool! :D

21-05-08, 14:45
Aw so cute, and funny. I love it.

21-05-08, 18:17
Cool! I'm going to teach our african grey to do that.

21-05-08, 18:21

21-05-08, 18:51
Hehe, that's pretty cool! =D I wanna have an entertaining parrot too XD.

21-05-08, 18:53
damn what a clever thing lol

21-05-08, 18:57
Lol! That's funny :D

22-05-08, 03:07
That's one smart bird :D :vlol: ;)

22-05-08, 14:01
i just love that he doesn't trust cops. that's hilarious. :)