Cussing cockatoo at center of non-neighborly noise dispute in R.I.
The Providence Journal reports that Lynne Taylor is accused of training the bird, Willy, to utter expletives at the couple - who just happen to be Taylor's ex-husband and his girlfriend.
A Warwick municipal court 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 the two women to have no contact...i.e., buzz off.
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