(CNN)So yeah, this is a mugshot of a guy with a parrot on his shoulder. But there's more to this photo than meets the eye.
The heartwarming tale of how a parrot ended up in this mugshot
So let's start at the beginning ...
Craig Buckner, an Oregon resident, went to court Monday for violating a release order. He'd failed to appear in court on drug and theft charges, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said.
His companion parrot, Bird, came along with him.
Thinking the judge would only slap him with a fine, Buckner left (the very well-trained) Bird on a tree outside the courthouse and went in.
But the judge ruled differently: he ordered Buckner taken into custody immediately.
Never mind going to jail, Buckner was worried about his Bird