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    UK ∙ Swearing parrot, found living rough in Scotland, shocks rescuers

    Swearing parrot shocks rescue workers. (Telegraph)
    A distinctive parrot has been found which dances, whistles, and swears like a sailor.

    Officials from the Scottish SPCA, who were called to rescue him from a garden in Livingston, say they were immediately struck by the parrot's wide and colourful vocabulary.

    Now they are trying to find the, possibly embarrassed, owner of the foul-mouthed bird, a Timneh African grey.

    He is currently being looked after at the charity's rescue and rehoming centre at Balerno, Edinburgh where he was said to be "entertaining" the staff.
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    Assistant manager Kenny Sharpe said, "Sam is a real character. Not only does he know a vast array of swear words, he also dances and whistles if he feels he's not getting enough attention.

    "He's a very friendly boy who will jump on your shoulder or hand so it seems someone has spent quite a bit of time taming him."
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    a bit more and a picture of Sam at the link

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    That reminded me of this story from awhile back

    http://www.journalgazette.net/apps/p...73290151909839

    Albion park bird has %*#@!& problem

    The 8-year-old Moluccan cockatoo spent the first several years of her life as a house pet, where she picked up a vocabulary more colorful than her feathers. The staff at the Noble County exotic animal sanctuary, where she was sent when she became too much to handle, would just as soon she’d forget a few phrases.

    But last week, a poo-throwing chimp made Peaches fall off the wagon.
    A construction worker who was on the receiving end of a handful of steaming ape poo wouldn’t mind forgetting that, either.
    Read more at the link



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