By Harvey Tobkes

A recent news article by reported that Yosuke, a pet parrot, flew his coop and took flight. Unfortunately the loquacious Yosuke lost his way, but not to worry, he was soon rescued from a rooftop by police in the city of Nagareyama, near Tokyo. The cops kept the bird overnight and the next morning they delivered the wayward parrot to a local vet.

He kept mum as a clam with the cops, but Yosuke opened up to the vet who was astounded, as the parrot spoke the Japanese language like a native. “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 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,” said officer Uemura, a spokesman for the police.

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. One can only wonder if he watched too many TV movies about the Mafia and their code of omertá.

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