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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Headless Chicken Lives For 18 months

But what really happened at the Super Eight?.........

Strange but true. A farmer from Fruita, Colo., thought he was just putting dinner on the table when he picked up an axe and beheaded one of his chickens. What happened next became the stuff of legend: The headless rooster bobbed and weaved back to the henhouse and lived for 18 more months. The animal, later dubbed Mike and celebrated with a festival, Web sites and various magazine articles, survived because the blade missed his jugular vein and a clot prevented him from bleeding to death. The axe blow landed high enough that most of the chicken's brain stem and one ear remained intact. Mike was fed and watered by inserting an eyedropper directly into his gullet. Sadly, he later choked to death in a motel room. Residents of Fruita remember Mike as "a big fat chicken who didn't know he didn't have a head."


Blogger Kim said...

Hey, what's been up with you? I was just checking the blog. It's been a few months since this AMAZING entry. Hope you are doing well. It's so beautiful out today. Yay sunshine!

12:20 PM  
Blogger rye said...

I know how this chicken feels....

3:46 AM  

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