Beloved rooster McNugget survives pit bull attack
August 18, 2009
By Hunter Deiglmeier
McNugget the rooster was attacked by a customer’s pit bull Aug. 2, but it seems he’s going to be OK.
McNugget lives near The Grange, Staples and Your Espresso.
“I was here when it happened,” said Teresa Mercado, who works at Your Espresso, previously known as Espresso Time. “Basically, I was working and I heard the rooster screaming — the pit bull had the rooster in its mouth.”
Luckily, the rooster was freed from the pit bull’s jaws, but after the attack “he was limping and scared, and he was hiding for three days,” she said.
Now, McNugget is back to his normal habits.“Just the same old thing,” Mercado said.
Patti Kreager, clothing buyer at The Grange, said McNugget has previously “escaped a coyote coming down Gilman Boulevard and a cougar.”
He has escaped everything so far, but the pit bull was the closest encounter he’s had with other animals.
The workers at The Grange and Your Espresso are the main caretakers of McNugget. They feed him poultry feed and cracked corn.
However, many customers from the businesses often feed McNugget various treats.
This rooster is truly a “very friendly little guy,” very calm and he seems to never disturb customers and shoppers, Kreager said. He enjoys shiny things, she added.
“I have rims on my car that are really shiny and he loves to stare at himself,” Mercado said.
“He’s a little legend around here,” Kreager said.
Reach intern Hunter Deiglmeier at firstname.lastname@example.org.