Seaside - Police are lodging a cockatiel found during Saturday's Relay for Life at the Seaside High School track.

Astoria Police Chief Rob Deu Pree and several children discovered the bird flying near the event. Deu Pree attempted to take the bird to a nearby veterinarian, but discovered it was closed.

He contacted Seaside Police, who agreed to keep the bird. Lyle's Garden and Pets donated a cage and food for the bird. The bird is very friendly, observers say, and enjoyed "ride-alongs" on police officers' shoulders Saturday.

Call the police department at 738-6311 for more information about the bird.

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