Rooster quarantined after attack in Mich. cemetery

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GENEVA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- A rooster was quarantined after attacking an 83-year-old woman who was visiting a loved one's grave at a southwestern Michigan cemetery.

The rooster was one of two bothering the Spring Lake woman and her 53-year-old daughter at Chambers Cemetery in Geneva Township on Thursday, MLive.com reported (http://bit.ly/IYiVVA). The women retreated to their vehicle and called 911.

Sheriff's Sgt. David Walker said the rooster "drew blood" from the older woman's lower leg, and she refused treatment at the scene.

Authorities later found the roosters' owner next door to the cemetery, which is in Van Buren County. Walker said the owner caught both birds and will quarantine the attacker for 10 days.

It's not the first time the rooster has gone after a cemetery visitor. Township Supervisor Nancy Whaley said she was attacked by the same bird a few weeks ago while checking on a grave site.

"Then I turned around to go back to the car and he attacked my leg," Whaley said. "I screamed at him."