A man who adopted an abandoned baby rook and nursed it back to health says it now rules the roost. Lee Calvert, 46, found the tiny helpless bird on the pavement near his home and saved its life with round-the-clock care.
The affectionate bird, who Lee named Russell Crow, loves to nibble its owner’s ears and give him a cuddle. But it can be bolshy, thinking it is boss and demanding to perch on top of Lee’s head.
The unusual pet steals food from its owner’s plate, hides pens and gets jealous of Lee’s bulldogs Chunk and Yogi. The cheeky corvid has a talent for impersonations and can bark at the dogs, as well as mimic coughs, police sirens, duck quacks and even laughter.Read more on mirror.co.uk