Roosting Rooster, In Tree

Category: Outdoor Scenes


Photo and caption by Sally Stone

Wild roosters and chickens abound in New Orleans since post-Katrina, when domesticated fowl flew the coop from backyard pens. The local SPCA chapter dispenses officers to keep this wild population in check, but there's plenty of cock-a-doodle dooing at LaFreniere Park. This was the first time I'd ever seen in a rooster in a tree. Apparently, without a coop, they like to roost in a tree or on a roof.

Location: Lafreniere Park, Metairie, Louisiana


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