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).
Jan 4, '07
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
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