Budgie gave cops its full address
A lost budgie found its way home in Japan - after reciting its entire address to a police officer.
The bird escaped from a house in the Sagamihara district of Yokohama and made its way to the city centre.
After finding its way into a hotel, it came to rest on the shoulder of one of the guests before it was apprehended.
The hotel handed the budgerigar over to police, who put it in a cage and transferred it to a nearby police station.
Despite giving no indications that it could talk, the bird suddenly began repeating its home address.
Specifying the address down to the number of the house and the block on which is stands, the bird enabled police to track down its 64-year-old owner.
"We had not expected his owner to be identified in this manner," said a police spokesman.