Introducing, the rooster version of James Franco in 127 Hours. This courageous chicken injured his right claw, and then pecked off his left one so that he could walk again.
The rooster looks pretty cool, with its big red cockscomb and brocade feathers. It still struts around with its chin up, only now balancing on clawless stumps.
The owner of the rooster, surnamed Cheng, told reporters that its right foot was broken when the rooster was put into a cage. Then, it lost balance and was unable to stand up straight. Feeling sorry for the rooster, Cheng let it out of the cage to recover, according to pcpop.com.
The next morning, Cheng was surprised to find that the rooster had pecked off its left claw. The ground was stained with blood. That’s one tough chicken.
Cheng was both shocked and in awe of the rooster. She said: “I think that the rooster must have been a general in its previous incarnation. It is much tougher than Guan Yu, who scraped poison from his bone.”
Because of its incredible courage, the rooster has been praised online, where he is now known simply as “tough rooster.”
By Sophie Wang
[Images via Jiayuan Morning News]