Monday, July 21, 2008

Lions, Tigers and Roosters, Oh My!

I don't know how or why, but somehow these are running wild in downtown Miami:

 No, not miniature cowboys.  Roosters!  And okay, not giant roosters, but roosters nonetheless.  I pass them everyday as they're crossing the road like ducks near a pond with their little ducklings.  Only we aren't near a pond, or a barn, or anything of the sort.  It is the middle of high traffic streets chock full of city busses and skyscrapers.  I personally find it absurd, but what else is Miami for?  I'm sure sooner or later the ASPCA will start hauling them off to animal shelters for adoption.

Help control the pet population, please have your chickens spayed or neutered.

So, as some beautification project the city put up all of these decorative rooster statues in Little Havana, aka not a place that will respond well to beautification.  Needless to say, soon enough all of the statuesque roosters were vandalized and otherwise effed up in general.  Pictured above is one of the few still in tact.  The authorities have cited that "Some say the roosters were targeted by drug dealers who thought the birds were secret agents of the police."

Brilliant!  Next in breaking news, Squirrels: obsessive compulsive rodents, or government informants?  You be the judge, those aren't just nuts they're hiding!

As always, Miami never ceases to amaze.

1 comment:

Radley said...

You know Miami folk can't keep nuthin.. Shoulda put decorated iguanas out there, no one would have looked twice as many as there are running around here, lol.