Montana man loses bird over mistaken identity
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) -- The macaw that a Great Falls man thought he had
found again turned out to be a bird of a different feather.
Mike Taylor up earlier this month picked up what he said was the 25-year-old
bird he lost in a divorce more than five years ago.
But an official from Montana's Parrot & Exotic Bird Sanctuary last week took
back the scarlet macaw, saying it was a case of mistaken identity.
Taylor tells the Great Falls Tribune his ex-wife raised a number of questions
about the bird, prompting the sanctuary to take it back.
Sanctuary director Lori McAlexander says Taylor's bird was not blind in one
eye, as the sanctuary's bird is.
Taylor maintains the bird it is, though he says it's kind of hard to tell.