Pretty potty-mouth: The cursing African Grey parrot sits on the hand of vet Hayley Thompson after its rescue (Picture: Ross Parry)

Pretty potty-mouth: The cursing African Grey parrot sits on the hand of vet Hayley Thompson after its rescue (Picture: Ross Parry)

Lost Parrot Shouts Swear Words During Rescue Attempt

An African gray parrot spotted wandering along the street in West Yorkshire rebuffed attempts to rescue it by shouting swear words at the Good Samaritan who attempted to capture it for return to its owner.

Not only did the wayward parrot repeatedly shout out a curse word at the man, he also repeated tried to bite his fingers.

The parrot’s rescuer somehow attempted to subdue the bird so that it could be transported to a local veterinarian office’s for further examination.

The doctor who examined it reported that the parrot continued the same offensive behavior until it finally settled down and kept quiet. A leg ring was noticed on the errant bird and the vet’s office is checking the identification number located on this ring to determine if the parrot’s owner can be tracked down.

It is not unusual for parrots to be able to mimic the words they hear from the people who are in their normal living environment, but both the Good Samaritan and the staff at the animal hospital said it was unusual to encounter a parrot whose vocabulary range seemed to be limited to curse words. No word yet if the bird’s owner will prove equally ungrateful.

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Ungrateful parrot tells rescuer to ‘b***er off’ and yells ‘oi’ when vet examines it
http://metro.co.uk/2013/07/25/ungrateful-parrot-tells-rescuer-to-ber-off-and-yells-oi-when-vet-examines-it-3899347/

Ungrateful parrot
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