Pigeon flies 5 miles to meet 5th grader at school
Pigeon flies 5 miles to meet 5th grader at school Tara Atkins holds her pet pigeon, Foresta, in Helena, Montana
Pigeon flies 5 miles to meet 5th grader at school
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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.

Source URL: https://www.tweentribune.com/article/junior/pigeon-flies-5-miles-meet-5th-grader-school/

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  • ryan0420-yyca
    1/09/2015 - 06:56 p.m.

    I think that the fifth-grader really took good care of his pet pigeon and really liked his pet so it came to his school because the pigeon thought that the owner went somewhere so it probably tried to follow her. Also I think that it is very amazing that the pigeon traveled 5 miles to get her owner. Also I wonder how did the pigeon know the ways to her school. I also think that the girl should have got in trouble because her pigeon went pooping on peoples head and messing up the school.

  • OwenRobert-Hen
    4/02/2015 - 12:10 p.m.

    That sure is pretty cool! If that happened to me I would cry with happiness! Hope you have some more luck! p.s. just asking did you find a leprechaun?

  • OwenRobert-Hen
    4/02/2015 - 12:12 p.m.

    That sure is pretty cool! If that happened to me I would cry with happiness! Hope you have some more luck! p.s. just asking did you find a leprechaun?

  • BenjaminJames-Hen
    4/02/2015 - 12:13 p.m.

    I think the story was good. I know why the pigeon came back. I heard on a show that pigeons aren't so great. But they have a great sense of home. People actually tested it out,and it worked! It was very funny when the pigeon went on someones head! What do you think about the story?

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