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Willy The 'Cussing' Cockatoo Lands Rhode Island Neighbors In Court (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

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WARWICK, R.I. -- A Rhode Island woman has been accused by her neighbors of violating an animal-noise ordinance by training her cockatoo to cuss.

The Providence Journal reports that Lynne Taylor is accused in Warwick municipal court of training the bird, Willy, to say expletives.

The bird allegedly aimed the invectives at the neighbors, who happen to be Taylor's ex-husband and his girlfriend.

From The Huffington Post: Willy can be heard in the YouTube video above allegedly saying, "F--king wh--e." A commenter, who says that he or she lives in the area, claims that Willy really just says, "Knock it off."

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A municipal judge on Thursday denied Taylor's request to dismiss the case.

The neighbors, Kathleen Melker and Craig Fontaine, say they have been subjected to repeated curses from the bird, at one point for 15 minutes at a time.

The animal noise ordinance imposes a small fine on any pet owner whose animal creates habitual noise.

A judge has issued restraining orders telling both women to have no contact.


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