If it’s not coyotes in Central Park, it’s roosters in the playground. Right across the river from Yankee Stadium in Frederick Johnson Playground, a large crack head looking rooster has taken residency the last two weeks, dutifully pecking around and fending off attackers.
The theory is that it was a cockfighting bird, loosed upon the playground because, well, that was probably the most logical place for the previous owner to leave it: trees, children on swingsets, nodding off junkies–perfect place to leave a wild screeching rooster used to fighting for its life in an abandoned basement.
One park official said the rooster grappled with a large dog last week and ominously stated that the bird “fears no man”. The official also said that he’s been feeding it food scraps, which is sweet and all, but with that potentially population-diminishing Avian flu pandemic you’d figure he would stop feeding it and, um, HAD IT FUCKING REMOVED BY NOW. Did they not see fucking Outbreak?
More photos of the bird that could possibly kill us all, after the jump.