Saturday, March 17, 2012

Day 26

This is Sal, the rooster. He's my department's newest acquisition. The Farm area at the zoo had him first, but he and the resident rooster started fighting shortly after Sal arrived, so we got him instead! he really likes to talk. When there's no one outside paying attention to him, and especially when he hears stuff outside his run, he'll crow like any good rooster. When you're in his enclosure, especially when putting food down, he makes these adorable little inquisitive chicken noises. I think he might be my new favorite animal! He'll peck worms out of your hand. If you've ever wondered if it hurts for a chicken to take food from your hand, the answer is no, at least not in my experience. He aims for the worms, not your skin.