I had the opportunity to ride along with Outdoor Guy yesterday as he released a truckload of pheasants into the wild. One by one, the birds flew the coop, so to speak. Their reactions to being released were varied. Some hit the open cage door at full speed. Others peered out, reluctant to enter yet another new environment. Several hens nonchalantly plopped on the ground and calmly waddled off. A few had to be pulled out by hand.
Not this rooster. For him, it was one leap of faith skyward, some serious wing flapping and he was lost to the wilds, on a wing and a sunset.