Mourners remember McNugget

May 12, 2015

If there was any evidence that Issaquah is still a close-knit, small-town-feel community, despite the city’s constant growth and development, it was on display in a Staples parking lot May 8.

By Greg Farrar Local residents come for refreshments and conversation May 8 in a celebration of life near McNugget’s former home at the Your Espresso stand on Front Street as it becomes a shrine celebrating the independent and long-lived rooster.

By Greg Farrar
Local residents come for refreshments and conversation May 8 in a celebration of life near McNugget’s former home at the Your Espresso stand on Front Street as it becomes a shrine celebrating the independent and long-lived rooster.

Amidst national protests and global natural disasters, Issaquah residents gathered Friday to remember a dead rooster.

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Memorial for McNugget is May 8

May 1, 2015

NEW — 1:15 p.m. May 1, 2015

By Michael Johnson Beloved resident rooster McNugget was killed in dog attack Tuesday night.

By Michael Johnson
Beloved resident rooster McNugget was killed in dog attack Tuesday night.

The official memorial for Issaquah icon McNugget is set for Friday, May 8. Read more

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Reign of the roaming rooster

July 9, 2013

One tough old bird rules an Issaquah parking lot

He’s not exactly a wild creature, but he’s too independent to be considered a farm animal or a pet.

He’s a free-range kind of guy.

Since the bantam rooster known as McNugget first showed up in a downtown Issaquah parking lot 11 years ago, he’s stuck around and brought smiles to shoppers and passers-by.

Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times Katheryn Parker, as she leaves Staples, admires McNugget the rooster, which has been wandering the parking lot for 11 years.

Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times
Katheryn Parker, as she leaves Staples, admires McNugget the rooster, which has been wandering the parking lot for 11 years.

Michelle Schneider, owner of the Your Espresso stand on Front Street North, said she was terrified when the black-feathered bird suddenly appeared one day at her window.

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