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I am so blogging this
...Dude, a chicken just ran down the sidewalk outside there's a chicken in my yard. {grabbing camera}

[a few minutes later] And in the spirit of "pictures or it didn't happen":

Gallus gallus "urbanicasWTFdudius"

It was a rooster, apparently belonging to two hispanic men who were perplexed at how to get it back from my side of the fence. I ended up chasing it out of the bushes outside my bedroom window {...pauses to read that sentence again, thinking, srsly, WTF...?} and it legged it southbound down the sidewalk, where I think it may have been recovered and dragged back to a miserable existence in a cockfighting pit which is now All My Fault. We now return you to your regularly scheduled and probably chicken-free urban existences...

[Mum just got in and says that the chicken seems to live two doors down from us, as ATM he is in their back yard complaining mightily. Will attempt to investigate this further next time I go out back to the alley with our trash...]

feeling: WTF?

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kate_schaefer From: kate_schaefer Date: April 3rd, 2010 01:00 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I have a bucket in my basement which has been used to catch a chicken in the driveway next door and confine it until the chicken's owner came around the block from her house catty-corner to our backyard, much to the disappointment of the raccoon casually pursuing it.

I, too, live in the city. That chicken and her owner have now moved out to the country, but other and other chickens are likely to live near me at any time.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: April 3rd, 2010 01:12 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I'm not as surprised as I might be, considering that up until that point my Wildlife Report for the day was going to be "...yup, still a herd of deer living over by where I gotta go for that census training", but... clucking has not up until now been a sound competing with the sirens and stereos...
otrame From: otrame Date: April 3rd, 2010 01:00 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Looks a little small to be a fighting cock. Are you sure it wasn't just lunch?
robling_t From: robling_t Date: April 3rd, 2010 01:20 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Well, I'll tell ya, my first thought was "but is this halal?", 'cos it probably wouldn't be that hard to obtain live poultry up my neck of the urban woods... (I'm a few neighborhoods over from the Pakistani area where I know for sure there's a market with That Sort Of Thing, but there must be something closer than that considering there's a mosque down my street)
whitecrow0 From: whitecrow0 Date: April 3rd, 2010 02:02 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Hahahaha, that is AWESOME!
kreutzmarie From: kreutzmarie Date: April 3rd, 2010 02:43 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
That's pretty awesome! And he's pretty, to boot!

I have some relatives who live up in Kansas City, and I was regaled with the tale of how a deer came running and broke through their sliding glass doors and tore through their house for a couple of minutes before breaking their glass front door as well.

Katie, their dog, was horribly confused by the whole ordeal.
unhipster From: unhipster Date: April 3rd, 2010 05:01 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Nice cock.
owensheart From: owensheart Date: April 3rd, 2010 01:07 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
*giggle* Our neighbours down the road have chickens but luckily non have ended up in my garden.

We have had a cow on the island in the middle of the road before though.
mollpeartree From: mollpeartree Date: April 5th, 2010 01:38 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Looks a little skinny for either dinner OR cock-fighting. I'm guessing Santeria sacrifice.
agentxpndble From: agentxpndble Date: April 5th, 2010 03:36 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Good grief! Amazing, the stuff that happens when you cram thousands of people into a small geographical area... :::headdesk:::
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