Cock-a-doodle-done

06Oct08


While thousands of people cheered the dragon boats from the east bank of the Schuylkill the other day, a Jack Russell terrier romping with its owner made a discovery on the largely empty west bank. On the ground next to a picnic table tucked along the riverside scrub lay a dead rooster, downy feathers scattered nearby. Was he the loser in a cockfight held at the informal Arena del Rio? Or did the two half-coconut shells suggest another ritual?

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