A person in Queens is crying fowl after an animal assault on his technique to work left him bloodied and anxious for his neighbors’ security — however it wasn’t a canine, cat or perhaps a New York Metropolis rat that went after him.
His aggressors was a rooster.
“Just usually walking to head to my bus to go to work, and I felt a peck on my left hand,” mentioned Leon Suseran. “This thing kept coming, so vicious, almost evil … blood was gushing, and I was trying to apply pressure to it and it kept charging at me.”
Suseran’s feathered foe is not simply any bizarre rooster. It has a popularity within the neighborhood.
“It’s a bog rooster. It’s not one you want to eat, doesn’t look like one you’d want to eat,” a neighbor mentioned. “The fact that now it’s attacking people.”
Those that dwell within the space mentioned that the rooster and a gaggle of chickens have been roaming the world round 169th Street in Jamaica for years, terrorizing individuals.
“I’ve heard kids can’t ride scooters, you can’t walk freely. You’ve got to be careful now of a rooster,” the neighbor mentioned with amusing.
It is onerous to not chuckle at the concept individuals now need to hold an eye fixed out for an attacking rooster on New York Metropolis streets. However anybody who lives within the space says it is no joke.
“My neighbor got attacked in June, bit her ankle,” mentioned Suseran. One other neighbor mentioned that the clucky crew roams round and has chased youngsters, and fogeys keep away from the world with their youngsters.
Police helped corral the rooster and a rooster after Suseran’s violent run-in Thursday left him bleeding badly from a gash on his hand.
A person who answered the door on the dwelling the place neighbors mentioned the rooster and chickens are stored appeared to assert possession of the birds. However he was shortly prevented from answering extra questions by another person within the dwelling.
Neighbors say they’re now extra vigilant, watching their again for the marauding rooster.
“They roam the streets, and residents need to be on the lookout,” mentioned Suseran, who acquired a tetanus shot and is on antibiotics.
Whereas hens are legally allowed to be stored within the metropolis, roosters usually are not. The town’s Division of Well being wasn’t out there to reply on Thursday, however Suseran mentioned he filed a grievance with them already.