Beware of the Rooster?

  1. just got home from a run and the most bizarre thing happened to me...

    i was running one of the 3 routes that i normally take - a winding little country road dotted with farms and a house or 2 here and there. it's a rather scenic, peaceful run. i was about 3/4 of a mile from home, when i heard this odd sound - something with which i was not familiar. i looked around but saw nothing strange, yet the sound continued. i realized it was coming from behind me so i turned my head around and running after me was a tenacious little rooster!

    at first i started to laugh but then i realized he was not happy with me and, sadly enough, he was gaining on me. my body went into react mode - i sped up and the little guy still pursued me. i crossed the street and he continued to run after me, but stayed on his side of the road (i almost crossed back because i was afraid he'd be hit by a car and i could not live with that). finally, after about 100 meters, he gave up his pursuit.

    i stopped, slightly out of breath after my half sprint / laugh dash away from sure mutilation (or something...i wonder what he would have done?!). anyway, i just had to share. this is my 2nd "fowl attack" - first was a wild turkey on a mountain bike ride where i slowed down too close to a momma turkey and her babies (i was trying to avoid hitting the last little turkey crossing the path).

    the end!

  2. 17 Comments

  3. by   sirI
    Why didn't rn2be cross the road?

    Because mad rooster was on the other side.

  4. by   JentheRN05
    I was attacked by my great grandmothers rooster one year. Cornered me in the chicken pin and clawed at me for probably 20 minutes! After all that screaming guess what we had for dinner the next night??? lol
  5. by   jenn_rn_nj
    Quote from siri
    Why didn't rn2be cross the road?

    Because mad rooster was on the other side.
  6. by   Spidey's mom
    Roosters are mean . . . We've had many a rooster dinner for just that reason . . .

  7. by   CHATSDALE
    i have horror memories of a big red rooster when i was 8
  8. by   Beary-nice
    Got to watch out for them roosters! My brother still has scars on his face where a white leghorn spurred him. Beary knows all abouts the chickens...used to show em at the fair. Beware of roosters....BEWARE!
  9. by   EmerNurse
    See? This is just why I don't jog! Far too dangerous these days!
  10. by   Katnip
    Roosters can be mean, nasty things, expecially if they take a disliking to you.

    My grandmother had a farm with no indoor plumbing, and my uncle (when we were all visiting) got trapped in an outhouse by a rooster.
  11. by   Cherish
    Wow read the title and thought of the song "Here comes the Rooster" by Alice in Chains. Well that sure was a wake you got a story to tell your grandkids when you get older.
  12. by   MLF
    rn2be: I GOTTA share this with you. Yours was a one-time attack. When I was younger-around 11 or 12-I had a rooster who used to "meet" me at the bus stop and chase me home. I never knew who he belonged to or how he came to decide on me for a target but he chased me more than one time. Donna
  13. by   pickledpepperRN
    One spotted baby chick was bigger and faster than the others so my son called him "Speedy". As he grew he would peck at kids feet and intir their shoes. Then came summer. Their feet were bleeding. He began chasing and fighting anyone who came in the yard. He was out of the coop because he fought the other roosters.
    One day my six year old hit him with a bat. He couldn't walk.
    The kids brought food and water to where he sat. Then one day he ran at them fighting again.
    The man across the street wanted to buy him, I think for illegal fights.
    After the pressure cooker Speedy made great chicken & dumplings.

    My sisters and I showed chickens at the Fair. So did my kids. We still have the ribbons.
    Last edit by pickledpepperRN on Jan 4, '07 : Reason: add monkeydance
  14. by   Beary-nice
    Quote from spacenurse
    My sisters and I showed chickens at the Fair. So did my kids. We still have the ribbons.

    That is sooooo cool!!!!! We mostly showed bantams.