Sparrow joins Japanese family


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[quote=“Reuters, post:1, topic:73609”]
she first saw the bird, named Pee Chan, in mid-November while working as a traffic guide for local school children. It followed her home, resting on her shoulder and not wanting to leave.[/quote]

My grandfather used to have random small birds land on his shoulders and ride him around. It was quite charming, really.


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His name wasn’t Saint Francis, was it?


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You are not the first to make that comparison. :slightly_smiling:


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Well it seemed more appropriate than the alternative.


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If you only saw a picture of Granddad you’d think him pretty scary, he was a huge gorilla of a man. But in person he was very kind and gentle, and that was immediately obvious from his presence and body language. I could tell you stories all day, but I gotta get out of here.


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but you win the thread.


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Apparently the ability to detect empty nests is not species specific, or even confined to avians. +1 for sparrow cognitive capabilities.


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Your Grandfather sounds hella-awesome…

Speaking of St. Francis:


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