New York, Dec mber 31: A US couple has revealed that a pet chicken named Cluck Cluck woke them up and saved their lives when their house caught on fire.
According to Dennis Murawska, the pet chicken woke his wife Susan Cotey with loud clucking from its cage in the basement two floors below about 6:15 a.m. Thursday and the couple's two cats also were running around the main floor, the New York Daily News reported.
The 59-year-old said he had been half awake but didn't know about the fire because the smoke alarms hadn't gone off. He realized something was wrong when his wife got up.
Cluck Cluck came from a nearby farm in Alma Center, about 135 miles east of Minneapolis, Murawska said.
When the chicken began wandering over to his house, his neighbour said he could kill it because it wasn't producing any eggs, but Murawska felt sorry for Cluck Cluck because she had a mutated foot and decided to keep her.
He fed the bird and built a coop, and then his wife let Cluck Cluck into the basement on cold nights.
The couple escaped, and fire-fighters found the chicken in its cage and one of the cats alive in the basement.
Another cat hasn't been found and is presumed dead, Murawska said.
The couple and their surviving cat checked into a Black River Falls hotel, while Cluck Cluck is staying with the neighbour who used to own her. (ANI)