by Julia Griffin
“Police seize ‘super obedient’ lookout parrot trained by Brazilian drug dealers. …
The bird joins a growing list of animals implicated in Brazil’s drug trade, although most have been reptiles.“
A sinister psittacine skill
Developed in sunny Brazil
Is to let out a whoop
When the constables swoop
In pursuit of some criminal pill.
These parrots are heterodox,
And thinking outside of the box;
For the drug-pushers’ list
Is supposed to consist
Of carnivorous gators and crocs.