Pigeon flies 5 miles to meet 5th grader at school
A fifth-grader has one special bird.
She thought it was lost. Then it showed up at her school.
Tara Atkins lives in Montana. Her pet pigeon had disappeared Tuesday. One day later, it showed up at her school. That's about 5 miles away.
The bird caused a ruckus at Central-Linc Elementary. First it sat on a teacher's head.
Principal Vanessa Nasset said it was just "sky-bombing everyone."
Nasset then asked Tara for help. A parent remembered the girl had a pet pigeon.
Tara recognized Foresta by her distinct coloration.
"I was pretty happy," Tara said.
Another fifth-grader, Owen Cleary, finally caught the bird. He threw a blanket over it while it sat on his head.
Tara's mom said no one knows how the bird ended up at school.
"It is the most amazing thing," she said.