A few weeks ago I was contacted to take in a wayward backyard trespassing rooster from a certain local Tampa Bay Community. Just what I need, another mouth to feed that doesn’t produce anything but the morning alarm. I put it off thinking he would find some good samaritan that would be kind (read that gullible) enough to feel the need for the daily wake up call. Apparently Bada Boom (name changed to protect the outlaw) decided to be a bit less than friendly with a neighborhood lady and was forced on the run a couple Sundays ago. The cops were called, an APB was issued and Bada Boom had to be rushed to a safe house before he was hauled in for assault and battery before the local magistrate begging for something less than being Sunday Dinner.
The call of panic came in late that ill fated Sunday. Boom’s partner in mischief, also with two feet but no beak, offered his services to be a volunteer at the farm on a regular basis. I reluctantly agreed (in a moment of weakness) that Bada Boom could join our farm. What comes over me? I had been assured by the escapee accomplice that Bada Boom and he would be eternally grateful.
Bada Boom was smuggled out of his garage abode and onto my farm under cover of blanket in a crate and arrived early Monday afternoon. His outlaw compadre opened the cage and out popped one stunningly beautiful Polish Rooster. His top crest stood high and his proudly shoved out that chest like a teenager that just developed boobs. He blinked his eyes and looked around probably seeing more chickens that he ever imagined lived in the world. Bada Boom’s had a place to roost in exchange for Mr P’s (name changed to protect his covert activities) time.
As they said their good byes and took many pictures, you would have never known his get away driver had scheduled to arrive at 7am to start his work for rent for his little buddy, less than 24 hours later. As I turned and started to walk away, Bada Boom turned from joyful new farm guest to evil vindictive voodoo roo. I really wonder if I want my face plastered in America’s Most Wanted as the felonious feathered roo springer when this bad hair day monster shows no thanks for his luxurious relocation to a world to which he now belongs. We shall see. Stay tuned…..