US woman 'taught bird to swear at neighbours'

A US woman was sent to court after allegedly teaching her cockatoo to swear at her neighbours.

US woman 'taught bird to swear at neighbours'

A US woman was sent to court after allegedly teaching her cockatoo to swear at her neighbours.

Lynne Taylor appeared in front of a judge in Rhode Island on apparent noise violation charges after her pet bird Willy's language reportedly caused offence to her neighbours Kathleen Melker and Craig Fontaine, who claim the crude cockatoo cursed at them on a number of occasions, the Providence Journal reports.

Kathleen and Craig – Taylor's ex-husband - allege that some of the bird's unsavoury rants even lasted for 15 minutes.

Taylor's lawyers tried to get the case dismissed on the grounds that the animal noise regulations are too vague, but the judge refused their application.

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