Rooster attacked toddler, mother says - - Jackson, MS

Rooster attacked toddler, mother says

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - Ocean Springs Alderman Chic Cody says the city has to address the rooster issue once and for all.

Cody's comments came Monday after a woman said her 2-year-old daughter was scratched on the arm by 1 of the roosters last week.

It's the seventh reported incident of a run-in between the roosters and children since November.

Sarah Fountain, the child's mother, now wants the roosters confined or relocated and the city of Ocean Springs to cover her medical expenses.

The board of aldermen meets Wednesday.

A flock of about 10 roosters showed up in July. Only 2 roosters - affectionately known as Carl and The General - are still alive and have become a novelty in the downtown area of Ocean Springs.

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