Oregon man Craig Bruckner got to bring his four-year-old macaw with him for a mugshot when his court appearance ran long thanks to an understanding sheriff’s office.
Buckner, 38, brought the macaw, named “Bird,” to Washington County court Nov. 28, 2016 because of failure to appear on previous theft and drug charges. He put the animal in a nearby tree to wait for him, but things took longer than expected and Buckner reportedly became concerned for the well-being of his feathered friend.
Buckner was escorted out of the courthouse to retrieve “Bird” from the tree and brought him inside to the booking area, where both posed for a mugshot.
Deputies said “Bird” was very well-trained and wouldn’t leave the tree for anyone other than his owner.