if i was shikamaru, i wouldnt of buried his head in that pit. I'd keep it for multiple reasons.
1. Get information on akatsuki from him.
2. If i was pissed off, i'd just beat the shiet outta his face.
3. He'd make one hell of a pet. Like a talking parrot or so.
4. Be a perfect science testing specimen.
it'd be sooooo cool! It would be shikamaru's prize possession!!