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Portland man takes mugshot with parrot after bringing it to court

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Craig Buckner and his macaw, Bird. (PHOTO: Washington County Sheriff's Office) Craig Buckner and his macaw, Bird. (PHOTO: Washington County Sheriff's Office)
PORTLAND, Ore. -

You can't really find a better Friday story than this. 

A Portland-area man was allowed to take his mugshot with his "companion parrot" after bringing it to court this week. Craig Buckner was at the courthouse on Monday for violating a release order. 

Buckner went into court and told the parrot to wait for him out in a tree outside of the courthouse (seriously), thinking he wouldn't be actually serving any time that day. 

However, the judge ordered Buckner to be taken into custody, and Buckner became worried about his bird (The macaw's name is actually "Bird", too. Just FYI). So a deputy went outside to check on Bird. The parrot was apparently in distress because some crows were circling it.

Can you imagine the bird trash talking going on as the crows were hovering around? 

Crow: "Well, look what we have here. A fancy city bird all by himself."

Parrot: "Hey guys, I don't want any trouble, I'm just waiting for my owner."

Crow: "Oh isn't that sweet. He's waiting for his owner, guys! We don't take kindly to fancy birds waiting for their owner, do we?"

Ok, enough of that. Back to the story. 

According to a deputy, Buckner had the bird since it hatched and she saw the concern on his face when he was taken into custody. So the deputy brought Buckner outside the courthouse and allowed him to grab his bird (and presumably rescue it from a crow-whooping). 

Buckner and the bird went back into the courthouse and after a couple of calls, he found someone to watch his bird while he is in custody, but not before taking an epic mugshot. 

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