Harboring A Fugitive

While I confess to loving the movie The Fugitive, I never thought I’d be harboring one in my backyard!

Let me show you his picture, and then I’ll explain…


This morning, I happened to walk by the window and saw this green-feathered fellow pilfering food from the feeders.  He was clearly a stranger round these parts, and when I walked outside with my camera he flew over to a nearby Dogwood branch.  He didn’t seem bothered by my presence; he just gave me a glance and proceeded to clean his claws.

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Thanks to the wonders of google, I discovered that this guy is a Monk Parakeet, who also goes by the name of a Quaker Parrot.  He is considered an agricultural criminal (known to eat 30% of the corn crop in his native Argentina) and is illegal as a pet in many states – including the fair state of Georgia in which I reside.


So, despite considering myself a law abiding citizen, it would appear I have been aiding and abetting an outlaw!  And while I can’t invite this friendly fugitive in to stay, I do hope he sticks around awhile and poses for some pictures.

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By the way, I have decided to name him Harry…short for Harrison. 🙂


About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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18 Responses to Harboring A Fugitive

  1. Great capture of a beautiful parakeet!

  2. Wonderful shots of this beautiful bird!

  3. Sue says:

    Someone’s pet — an escapee? I guess this happens a lot, which is why there are so many wild parrots in big cities. Hide your fruit!

  4. Jodi says:

    Wow! This is a very unusual find!!!

  5. Jill Kuhn says:

    Harry is very handsome! Love his colors! 💙

  6. Tiny says:

    Handsome Harry! Fugitive or not, he’ll charm pretty much everyone he encounters 🙂

  7. Snehal Kank says:

    Hehe what a nice snaps of Harry! Thanks for the info 😀

  8. Cute post, hope Harry sticks around for ya to harbor a little longer!

  9. Irene says:

    you are an amazing photographer

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