BRIGHTON, Ont. -- An Ontario man ran afoul of provincial police this week after spending a night at home with his pet parrot.

Police in Brighton, between Toronto and Kingston, say they received complaints about loud yelling and threats coming from a home and arrived on the scene expecting to find a domestic incident in progress.

Instead, police say they found the man alone in the home shouting at the bird.

They say the man accused the parrot of "beaking off" at him.

They say alcohol was a factor.

No word on whether the man is facing charges.