Anyone know how to catch some birds flying loose inside a store? Because this basket contraption, while very clever, probably isn't going to cut it. 

How did the birds break loose? We're not really sure, and we admit, we did not reach out to the PetCo for comment on the incident. But, we did see that photo on Instagram, and laughed for about five minutes.

'A couple of these avian rapscallions got loose and were causing mischief,' said Kyle Sanchez, a self-proclaimed 'urban bird-watching enthusiast' who took the photo while shopping for catnip. 'The PetCo employees' solution was the that Looney Tunes-style trap.'

The trap appears to be some kind of dog leash and an up-side-down shopping basket, and I have to say, it's a better idea than I could think of for sure.

'The check out lady said they were sitting on the trap at one point so I doubt it will work,' he added.

Anyway, if anyone knows how to catch birds, it looks like some local PetCo employees could use a hand...