Cocky rooster plucked from road by daring SCDF personnel

A plan was hatched to remove it from the road.

Belmont Lay | January 9, 2018 @ 04:08 pm


No life is too small.

Well, at least not for the Singapore Civil Defence Force.

Rooster rescue

A cocky rooster strutting its stuff in front of the Central Fire Station on Hill Street at 4.30am on Friday morning, Jan. 5, 2018, was plucked from imminent death by a daring SCDF officer.

According to eyewitnesses, the rooster was in the middle of the road for 15 to 20 minutes, crowing loudly.

Cars had to manoeuvre around it to avoid hitting it.

A pair of SCDF personnel were observing the rooster for a while before one of them hatched a plan — he waited for the traffic lights to turn red before moving forward to remove the animal from the road.

Hatched plan

Initially, the SCDF personnel looked henpecked as the rooster flapped its wings, resisted being coaxed and looked agile.

He eventually seized the rooster with both hands — without much difficulty, like it was a featherweight — and brought it away from the busy junction.

The rooster was released at nearby vegetation.

The SCDF personnel has been identified as Corporal Sharif Rihanuddeen, a full-time national serviceman with the SCDF.

Let’s just say, he really winged it this time.

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