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Man killed by rooster during cockfight

Feb 8, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT


Cockfighting. Illegal? Yes. Could cause death to the roosters? Yes. Could cause death to the human participants? Um …

A Tulare County (Calif.) man was killed when a rooster — which had a knife attached to its leg — cut him during the police raid of a cockfight. I’ve heard of using spurs in these things, but a knife? What is this, Battlebots? Anyway, when police showed up the man — Jose Luis Ochoa, 35 — sustained a severe leg cut from the rooster. From the Visalia Times-Delta:

Deputies responded to a field on Avenue 24 near Road 128 after an anonymous caller stated that a group was gathering around a cockfight. When deputies arrived, the group quickly dispersed and Ochoa was caught in the chaos.

Which once again proves the old saying: Never bring a knife to a cockfight.

H/T Deuce of Davenport.

Tulare County man dies after being cut by knife attached to cockfighting rooster’s leg [The Visalia Times-Delta]

  1. nesuperfan - Feb 8, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Too funny.

  2. brentwohlberg - Feb 10, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    Wierd thing is, I just wrote a song called Big Red Rooster. You can see me performing it here Live from my Garage:

    The Chorus Goes Like This:

    He was red and tall, Held a fighters Stance
    He’d peck out your eyes, If he was given the chance
    Best thing to do if he came your way,
    Take a shovel to his head and run away
    Had fire in his eyes, he was tough and mean
    Sharpest claws that I’ve ever seen
    Ya better watch out, hell ya better not cross
    That Big Red Rooster

  3. akeemdropsdaball - Feb 10, 2011 at 12:14 PM

    Such a misleading title.

  4. bangfloriohere - Feb 10, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    That is why men should never fight with their cocks.

    BANG IT HERE!!!!!!

  5. goforthanddie - Feb 11, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Yeah, they come to snuff The Rooster…
    You know he ain’t gonna dieeeeeeeee…