Anything goes in Miami Beach, except Mr. Clucky

Monday, June 8, 2009
Miami Beach attraction Mark Buckley and his rooster, Mr. Clucky, were photographed Feb. 22, 2008, in Miami Beach, Fla. (Associated Press, file)

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Miami Beach tolerates all kinds of eccentricity, but the south Florida playground draws the line at a bicycle-riding rooster named Mr. Clucky.

The white bird who perches on his owner's bike has become a favorite subject of tourist photos. But he's been ordered out of town for his cacophonous crowing every day at 6 a.m.

Owner Mark Buckley was ticketed May 27 for keeping a farm animal. Buckley faces a $50 fine and an order to get rid of the famous fowl.

Buckley could receive repeated citations and higher fines if he doesn't comply. But city officials say an arrest is not likely.

On the Net

* Mr. Clucky website: www.mrclucky.com

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