|(QMI Agency files)
A Rhode Island woman's swearing cockatoo is ruffling the feathers of her neighbours - her ex-husband and his new girlfriend.
Lynne Taylor and her profane parrot, named Willy, are accused of violating the city of Warwick's animal-noise ordinance, the Providence Journal reports.
Willy allegedly called the girlfriend, Kathleen Melker, a "whore." Repeatedly.
Melker claims her boyfriend's ex trained the bird to swear at her and also pelted rocks at her over the fence and threatened to drown her cat. The dispute has been ongoing for a year.
Taylor argued in court Thursday that the ordinance is vague and unconstitutional, the Journal says, but the judge refused to dismiss the case against her.