this is leo. he lives at the butterfly gardens, a lovely place i visit regularly.
he is my favourite parrot there. i like to think i am his favourite human visitor. we talk a lot but have never made physical contact (the gardens discourage it, naturally).
then this happened: the last time i was there, i said goodbye to leo and turned to walk away. there was a great fluttering and he landed in my path.
"no hoomin, you must stay!"
"let me give you a kees!"
an employee tried to get leo to stop climbing me, so leo tried to bite him.
"back off, i own this hoomin!"
"ok who made an angry bird joke?"
the employees decided to let leo do his thing for a bit since i was ok with it!
"this stuff looks great to build a nest in!"
my facial description in this one can be described as “pretty surprised to have a parrot on her shoulder.”
leo eventually let me go home.