Fugitive fowl finally nabbed in Pittsburgh, headed to rescue

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A noisy rooster’s piercing calls will no longer plague Pittsburgh.

Following several weeks on the lam, the male chicken was scooped up on Sunday afternoon by Frank Cantone, who runs a chicken rescue in St. Louis.

Cantone offered to help Henry Gaston remove the bird after hearing Gaston faced fines for having a rooster on his property. Roosters are banned in Pittsburgh and neighbors told a city inspector the bird was waking them up early in the morning.

Cantone failed to apprehend the fugitive fowl on Saturday when it flew about 75 feet up into a tree. He and his two young daughters managed to trap the rooster the following day by luring it into a corner with a hen on a harness.

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