Lost Parrot Gives Vet his Name and Address
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This story is for the birds.
Ok, I'll stop. An African grey parrot, lost weeks ago and rescued by police, held up under police questioning for two weeks but finally spilled the seed.
It took officers some intense interrogation and the help of the staff at a local veterinary hospital, the Parrot finally told them his name and full address.
"I'm Mr. Yosuke Nakamura," said the bird.
When vet staff went to the address the parrot provided, they found the Nakamura family. They had been teaching him his name and address for two years.
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.