Evie is one smart bird. The African Gray parrot was sitting on owner Pete Jackson‘s shoulder in his English backyard when she got spooked and flew off. After some time out in the world, Evie apparently had enough and hailed a cab.
“She flew down and landed heavily about ten feet away from me then casually walked along the road right to my feet, looked up and me and said ‘hello,'” cab driver Pete Knight explains. “I looked down and said ‘hello’ back!” Knight then took the bird to a friend of his who could care for her while he searched for her owner.
He posted on Facebook about the parrot and his post was seen by Problem Parrots charity employee Rebecca Hartill-Speak. She then joined Knight in trying to find Evie’s owner. Eventually, the bird was reunited with Jackson.