Swearing parrot shocks rescue workers
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.
Assistant manager Kenny Sharpe said the bird had been nicknamed Sam.
Mr Sharpe said: "He 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.
"Sam doesn't have an identity ring so unfortunately we've not been able to trace his owner."
He was rescued by the charity on July 6th.
Mr Sharpe added: "Hopefully someone will recognise him and come forward so we can return this rather mischievous bird home soon."