Don’t Mess With Roosters

I learned a lot about safety when I was a kid growing up on my grandparents’ farm. I learned that a barking dog can sometimes bite. The higher you climb up in the tree, the farther you may fall out of the tree. Horses, cows, sheep, and hogs are bigger than you are, and they do what they want. Tiny newborn kittens are cute, fluffy, and precious, but in about two weeks they will be capable of shredding a human hand. And finally, roosters, whether provoked or unprovoked, can often be little more than writing, feathery masses of sharp bone and unbridled rage. Thankfully, not all of these lessons were learned from experience.