|Daniel - no longer mixes with chickens...|
Daniel's patience was wearing thin and he decided to occupy himself by chasing a small black cat around the yard (this is actually his favourite hobby - he's easily pleased). He was having a whale of a time as he chased it at full pelt and it tried to duck away from him. He was laughing his head off in fact. No one noticed when he chased it behind an upturned horse cart. We were happily chatting away when we heard him start to scream. We suddenly saw his little body appear from behind the cart at full speed, his short legs were a blur as he ran towards us. It wasn't clear at first why, but after a couple of seconds we saw a cockerel running/flapping behind him. It was like Willem Dafoe's final scene in Platoon (starts at about 2:00 minutes) as Daniel ran towards us screaming and shouting. He fell over as Dejaneir ran towards him. Fortunately the cockerel decided to call it a day as the rest of us couldn't help but stifle sniggers. In retrospect it may have been a bit mean as Daniel was left with two long scratches down his back.
Amusing for us, but likely a lifelong fear of chickens for Daniel as he is now more scared of chickens than bulls.
For all you animal lovers out there, as for the cat, well I'm pretty sure it was safe, I just never saw it again... Doesn't necessarily mean it was snuffed out of existence by the evil cockerel...