Just a thought about this KidsPost story, Pet pigeon leaves home and heads to school:
The pet bird named Foresta had disappeared last Tuesday from Tara’s home near Montana City, but it was back in her arms Wednesday after it showed up at her school five miles away.Granted that being chased for an hour probably excited the bird, but something you have to catch by throwing a blanket over it is not really a "pet".
The bird caused a ruckus when it arrived at Central-Linc Elementary, first sitting on teacher Rob Freistadt’s head. Staff members and a police officer tried for an hour to corral the bird, which Principal Vanessa Nasset said was “sky-bombing everyone.”
Nasset asked Tara for help after a parent remembered she had a pet pigeon. Tara recognized Foresta by her distinct coloration and the blue band around her leg.
“I was pretty happy,” Tara said.
Tara tried to catch Foresta, but classmate Owen Cleary finally succeeded by putting a blanket on the bird while it sat on his head.