GEORGE TOWN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A rooster in Malaysia that made its way onto the Penang Bridge met a tragic end - just as rescuers were trying to save the bird's life.
It is learnt that the rooster was spotted at around 7.30am Saturday (Sept 24) by several motorists and a team from Malaysia's expressway patrol team, PLUSRonda, and Malaysian highway maintenance operator Propel at KM1.2 of the bridge.
The rooster was seen lingering on the right lane of the bridge.
Concerned for the safety of road users, the two PLUSRonda and three Propel personnel decided to catch the rooster and take it out of harm's way.
Unfortunately, it turned out to be a futile effort as barely five minutes into their rescue operation, the rooster was hit by a vehicle and killed.
The rooster never found out what was on the other side of the bridge.
However, the team's action potentially prevented any further untoward incidents from occurring.
There was no traffic congestion at that time.
It is still unclear as to how the rooster ended up on the bridge.
On June 16, an ostrich named Chickaboo escaped from its owner's vehicle and bolted down the Federal Highway in the Klang Valley, becoming a runaway Internet sensation in the process.
Three days later, a dark-brown coloured horse was seen galloping unbridled along Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra in Kota Baru, Kelantan.