A celebrity rooster and Miami Beach tourist favorite named Mr. Clucky could soon be evicted from the studio apartment he shares with his owner.
A dramatic city hall plea from Mark Buckley wasn't enough to stop officials from giving city code officers authority to remove Mr. Clucky and his hen girlfriend, Wallflower.
Buckley was also ordered to pay a $50 fine for the rooster, known for perching on the handlebars of his bicycle.
Miami Beach code prohibits keeping poultry and other livestock in residential areas.
But there might still be hope for Mr. Clucky: Buckley can ask city commissioners for an exception or appeal to the courts. Special Master Joe Kaplan encouraged Buckley to consider asking the City Commission to grant a special exception to the current codes.
According to the Miami Herald, Mr. Clucky was rescued by Buckley two years ago after he found him bleeding and hungry in a South Beach bush.
Mr. Clucky has become a favorite subject of tourist photos and was even grand marshal of a parade. He even has his own web site: MrClucky.com.