Mysterious parrot comes to Bremerton courthouse

Jennifer Smith visits with the parrot, found outside the courthouse Wednesday morning.
Jennifer Smith visits with the parrot, found outside the courthouse Wednesday morning.

A green parrot showed up at Bremerton Municipal Court Wednesday morning, to the surprise of courthouse staff.

“I thought it was an obnoxious crow,” said Becky Hoffman, senior legal technician at the Park Avenue facility.

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Hoffman, along with Security guard Mel Devin, spotted the bird, with a teal head, perched on a window near the entrance, right underneath a light. Dave Boynton, the city’s home detention specialist, put on gloves and brought the bird inside. It appears domesticated.

The staff put it in a box with some water, a saltine cracker, blueberry and strawberry.

“They gave it a nice comfy home,” Devin said.

UPDATE, 12:30 p.m. April 29: The bird’s owners have been found. A Kitsap Humane Society Animal Control officer was able to find a craigslist ad where the owners were asking if anyone had found a parrot.

The bird, named Drax, is home, safe and sound.

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2 thoughts on “Mysterious parrot comes to Bremerton courthouse

  1. I think there’s a story behind the story here. How DID the parrot get FROM owner TO courthouse? You could solicit best creative stories from your readers. I’m wondering if it has anything to do with the recent filming of that movie “Better than Love” on opiate abuse at the courthouse? Hmmm. Curious. Something to ponder.

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