Well, sort of…
We encountered this rather aggressive rooster yesterday when we took a wrong turn down a quiet, random side street. As we turned around at the dead end, we were faced with a gang of chickens. Literally. Two hens and this very forward rooster. We stopped our car to investigate and the three of them rushed us as we got out of the car to say hi. (I know, I know.. but how could we resist not encountering these magnificent creatures in such an unexpected place???)
The rooster suddenly flew up to the roof of my car and as he perched proudly he began screaming “COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO!!!!” at us multiple times.
They all seemed very eager to get to know us, following us around as we spoke to them and I took pictures. The rooster insisted on getting as close to me as possible, making it difficult to take his picture, but I managed to snap a few in focus as he bobbed his head back and forth and back and forth. The funny thing was, when we decided it was time to go, the gang of three kept disappearing under our car, thus holding us hostage. Held hostage. By livestock.
It was a surreal experience, one that Ava exclaimed, “I will never forget this… EVER!”

PS, hours after we managed to escape by distracting them, we could not resist (I know, I know) returning to the scene from the Twilight Zone to see if they were still there. To our utter delight they were still waddling around, still in a pack and eager for more attention. This time we came bearing bread in the form of a bun from Ava’s hamburger. We tore off tiny morsels and the chickens excitedly pecked them up. My rooster even took some directly from my fingers. All in all, it was a magical, surreal experience, one that neither one of us will ever forget.

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  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTalmost 3 years ago

    nice shot

  • Thank you!

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

  • Photography by Mathilde
    Photography by...almost 3 years ago

    Fantastic shot, Ainsley – love his colourings !!

  • Thanks so much!!!

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  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonalmost 3 years ago

    I had to laugh at first! I have been attacked by these creatures! They have so much attitude! I spend so much time around large animals but these roosters scare the **** out of me! I love the angle and the detail! Such a creative and wonderful capture!

  • Awwww, you are the very best and I so appreciate your lovely feedback! Thanks a million, my friend. These little creatures certainly do come with BIG ATTITUDES! :)

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

  • lcretyi
    lcretyialmost 3 years ago

    Hello my love,I would say, what male doesn’t what to get close to you, but then you would simply blush, or maybe he was saying these are my hens! Leave, leave leave! Or maybe they were holding you hostage hoping for food!!! He is a beauty
    March-18-2012

  • A million thanks for this amazing honor!!! Please forgive my delayed response. I have been traveling (as you know, lovely lady!!!) and out of the loop.

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  • Yool
    Yoolalmost 3 years ago

  • A million thanks for this amazing honor!!! Please forgive my delayed response. I have been traveling and out of the loop.

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

  • barnsis
    barnsisalmost 3 years ago

  • Thank sooooo much!!!

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithalmost 3 years ago

    LOL,…love the story with this,…..easy to tell that you two are city girls,…..
    We do not have any chickens around our place now,…reading this made me think about getting some more,…..
    Great shot by the way !

  • Thanks so very much, my wonderful friend! If I could, I would definitely get some chickens as pets, they are such delightful characters! I say, go get some chickens! :)

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

  • JaninesWorld
    JaninesWorldalmost 3 years ago

    Hahaha…I love this one Sis…this rooster looks really annoyed at you being there. I had to laugh! What a great capture…XXXXXXXX

  • Awwww, thanks so much for your wonderful feedback, Sis! You are wonderful!

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

  • JaninesWorld
    JaninesWorldalmost 3 years ago

    Please accept this award and click on the banner below to add your beautiful image to our special Gallery of Outstanding Images.

  • Such a marvelous delight!!!
    A million thanks for this amazing honor!!! Please forgive my delayed response. I have been traveling and out of the loop.

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

  • Betty Mackey
    Betty Mackeyalmost 3 years ago

    Great fun, and what a character he is.

  • Thanks so very much! He truly was a hoot! :)

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

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