Cop Removes Rooster From Blue Line Subway Tracks

CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s not unusual for the CTA to have to temporarily halt service on one of its trains because of an object or a person on the train tracks, but a live rooster? That’s what happened early Monday morning in the Logan Square neighborhood.

Police said power on the CTA Blue Line was briefly shut down shortly after midnight Monday after a live rooster was spotted on the tracks at the Blue Line subway stop.

A police officer got on the tracks and carefully picked up the bird, which had suffered a broken wing, according to police. Someone at the station captured it on video and posted it on YouTube:

The bird was taken to Chicago Animal Care and Control. Veterinarians decided to have the rooster euthanized due to the severity of its injuries.

  • THEE Yard Ape

    Those wacky beans and their yard birds!!!!

  • Miguel Rivera

    Chicken soup, anyone?

  • juju

    Thank God the bird was saved, otherwise Thee Yard Ape would have had his Pink Flamingo moment he has so been waiting for. At least you still have On Demand. Enjoy the rest of your night, sicko.

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