Who says Phoenix is just a cowtown?

Cowtown? No moo, my friends.
(I was going to title this piece, “Drivers Balk at Bawker” but obviously such punnery is below the high standards I’ve set for this blog.)

According to an Arizona Republic article from July 3 by Elias C. Arnold, Phoenix has now joined the elite group of cities where interstate traffic can be stopped by a rooster in the road.

Here’s the text:
Drivers found themselves contending with more than holiday traffic Friday when a chicken was found crossing the road.

Northbound Interstate 17 remains backed up north of Loop 101 after a rooster tried to cross the freeway about 11 a.m. at Arizona 74.

“It’s just a busy holiday – and of course the rooster,” said Officer Robert Bailey, a DPS spokesman. “The rooster only compounded matters.”

An officer removed the uninjured bird within 40 minutes, but Bailey expects the heavy Fourth of July traffic to remain slow-and-go through late this evening.

The officer gave the rooster a ride to New River in the back of a patrol car where the fowl was released.

“Luckily there’s a cage back there so the rooster wasn’t flying in the driver’s compartment,” Bailey said.

We’re glad to hear that normal heavy 4th of July traffic would resume once Foghorn Leghorn was sent bawk…er back…to his roost in New River.

Wait…how did DPS know the interstate intruder was from New River?

I just hope the farmer was able to re-coop his loss.

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2 comments on “Who says Phoenix is just a cowtown?

  1. Don says:

    BUT – why did the rooster (try) to cross the road

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