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Elvis, the parrot terrorist

More at Metro.co.uk

He is not even human but Elvis ruffles so many feathers he is being threatened with an Asbo.

Elvis the parrot has been accused of dive-bombing people and wrecking street lights when owner Edward Pikul lets him out.

“He is a lovely pet and would never harm anybody. If I had to imprison him in his cage, I would rather get rid of him,” said 49-year-old Mr Pikul. “It’s true Elvis has a mischievous streak, he knows a few swear words and his shriek is quite loud but hes an ­abs­olute joy to have.”

But one resident complained: “The bird is a nuisance. Just because he likes the parrot doesnt mean he should terrorise the whole village with it.”

Since Mr Pikul got Elvis seven years ago, the macaw has become a regular sight in Wilsden, West Yorkshire.

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June 2, 2008 Posted by | animals, bird | , , | Comments Off on Elvis, the parrot terrorist

Name and address, please

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.

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May 21, 2008 Posted by | animals | , | Comments Off on Name and address, please