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Monday, April 6, 2009

Gray Parrot to Choose its Owner?

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- An African Gray parrot is being summoned to court in South Florida.

The bird is at the center of a dispute between two owners.

Angela Colicheski, 52, named the bird Tequila when she bought him 13 years ago. The bird flew away three years ago and ended up in the home of Sarita Lytell. She named the bird Lucky.

The two women met by chance at a Dunkin' Donuts and discovered their love for feathered friends. When Colicheski realized the other woman had her bird, she asked for it back.

Lytell says she looked for the bird's owner when she found it, but after three years is now too attached.

Colicheski filed a lawsuit in February.

The judge ordered the bird in court Monday.
Somehow I do not think the judge can rule: "Finder's Keepers". That may work as a kid or in fantasy baseball, but not in real life as an adult. Under the law, you just do not automatically acquire good title to stolen property, or missing property, do you?
This reminds me of a real old Lassie episode........................What do you think ?
Anyway, it's Opening Day, I have had a blog free Sunday, and maybe in a trial today. I can't think of anything to ruin the start of the baseball season more. :-)

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