Random find of the day: a stray parakeet. Hopping along the grassy sidewalk, this little sassy bugger was just squawking along up to no good. After a bit of coercing and a jacket capture, we snatched the little thing for safe keepings. Dubbed Poteet, this tiny green parakeet calmed down once he was snug in my sweater. For the time being, we put him in the bathtub with some water, cheerios, and lettuce. It was the closest thing we had to birdseed (he was impartial to the idea of eating it). Poteet’s wings were clipped, so no escaping here, at least for the time being.