When you think of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, you probably don’t think of farmland. Well, for the people living near Henry Gaston, it must feel like they’re living in the countryside because they’ve been dealing with the daily calls of a rooster. That’s right, a rooster!
Gaston has gone before a judge for the third time and maintains the animal doesn’t belong to him but seems to live on his property. After putting up with the rooster’s squawking for years, neighbors have been complaining. Now, Gaston has 30 days to catch the bird or he’ll be penalized for being in violation of the city’s ban on owning roosters.
The problem? This is a smart bird. Gaston claims he’s tried to catch it, but failed. He even tried to poison it, but as the judge pointed out, he used rat poison. “It’s a rooster,” the judge said. “The bird is probably smart enough not to eat rat poison. What’s wrong with throwing a net over him? Get some buddies and corner him.” Gaston hasn’t tried that yet, but he probably will considering his time is limited.
Source: Pittsburg Post-Gazette