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Rooster saves family

Rooster saves family by waking the up

A stray rooster wandered onto Brad Krueger's farm this past year. At first his dogs cornered it under some machinery, but this chicken was smarter than your average farm dog and managed to migrate itself over to the Krueger home, where his wife immediately recognized how special the chicken was and adopted him as the new house pet alongside their two cats.

I'm sure the cats were less than thrilled to have a new brother, but the Krueger's owe their lives to the vigilance of their pet chicken. A few weeks ago a large fire broke out in their home and the smoke detectors failed. You guessed it. Their pet chicken knew something was wrong and alerted the couple in enough time to escape with the chicken and one of the cats.

How smart are chickens? Smart enough to know when to unleash their not so subtle alert when a situation gets dangerous, and their battery never needs to be changed.

Image credit goes to Didactohedron at Wikipedia also known as Fir0002/Flagstaffotos.

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