TUMAKURU: When their favourite pet flew out of home, their world turned topsy-turvy. Everyone around suggested they give up hope of finding the bird again and move on with their lives.
But they were determined to find it: They distributed thousands of handbills with an appeal to people to help find the bird, and announced a cash reward of Rs 50,000 for the finder. A miracle happened after one week: The three-year-old male Kannada-speaking

African grey parrot

came back to them on Friday night.
The fascinating story of the parrot’s homecoming unfolded in the house of

Arjun MS

, a businessman and animal lover, at Jayanagar in


. The bird, named Rustama, had flown out of his house on July 16 when the door was open.
So, who spotted

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