A parrot has won a legion of fans after telling its owner to "f*** off" in a northern accent.
Scooby the African Grey enjoys launching foul-mouth tirades at his owner Lorraine Gregory with a Teesside twang.
Gregory, who works at the James Cook hospital in Middlesbrough, has decided to put Scooby's antics to good use as the bird amuses NHS workers during the pandemic.
She told Metro.co.uk: "He spends a lot of time with my mum because I work long hours. And now I come home to Scooby swearing and chatting away to her.
"For some reason he just knows how to respond to you. He’s obviously just picked it up.
"He is foul-mouthed but he’s also really intelligent. He’s an amazing boy and we love him very much despite the fact he tells us to 'f*** off' so often."
Gregory added: "He’s so rude to us but really we wouldn’t have him any other way."