Saturday, 21 April 2012

Island Roosters - Snapshot Saturdays

One of the things most visitors to the British Virgin Islands remark on, is the number of chickens all about on the streets.  The pictures below were taken near our cruise ship pier.

This rooster looks like he's trying to figure out the signs, doesn't he?


And here he is again...



I think he was looking for a sign that read "Roosters Welcome!"

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24 comments:

  1. I love it - an urban rooster. He does look like he's reading the sign. LOL

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  2. Haha that's so cute! He certainly is marching around like he want's some answers.

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  3. I love how we give animals human traits, like reading signs. We do that with our cats all the time. I heard a story on NPR this week about a rooster that keeps hanging around a fried chicken restaurant. He's a real draw for customers. Here's Mine

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    1. He knows something bad happened to his long-lost relatives there! you might be interested in this book - http://www.amazon.com/When-Elephants-Weep-Emotional-Animals/dp/0385314280/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1284021977&sr=1-1 - Amazing stories about animals who demonstrated emotion in various situations.

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  4. Haha! Love it! I am really leery of roosters though ... I've never met a sociable one; all my contact has involved carrying a stick and never turning my back on the nasty devils!

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    1. That's funny, Susan. I can see you jousting with one now! lol! I stay clear of the hens with their chicks - those mommas can be fierce!

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  5. Well, he certainly seems to be studying those signs! Perhaps he's looking for one that says "this way out!"

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. Nope! I really wish they did since that would imply an owner who could be made to take responsibility for them. These might be funny shots but they're a nuisance as they get into the garbage - basically they're rats with feathers.

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  7. He really does look curious! Fun pics!

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  8. Wow... somehow I think this rooster's days are numbered if he keeps strutting around like that. Someone is going to make a meal out of him!
    But yeah, he does look so curious - giving all that signage the ol' double-take.

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    1. Actually, except for speeding cars, the chickens really don't have much to fear. The stray cats and dogs leave them alone and the chicken hawks that I believe used to eat the young have seriously declined in numbers.

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  9. What a bizarre place to find a rooster. But he does really look like he's looking at the signs.

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  10. That IS fun. He seems very inquisitive.

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  11. That's something you don't see often in most cities!! Neat!

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  12. Thanks for dropping by and visiting.
    We were in Nicaragua and got used to the roosters being everywhere!

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  13. That is funny - he does look like he's checking out the signs! :)

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  14. That is too funny -- definitely something we don't see here:)

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  15. You made me laugh, which is difficult to do when it involves chickens! (I was trapped in a commercial chicken house as a child. *shudder*)

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    1. Oh, no! I wouldn't want to see another chicken ever if that happened to me!

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  16. My mom would love this, she even has a rooster themed kitchen decorated. IDK I guess it's a southern thing lol.

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    1. Yes, I've a friend who collects rooster art. I don't get it.

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