Rooster makes a home inside Oklahoma City fire station

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Fire stations are known for having four-legged dalmatian mascots, but here in Oklahoma, we like to change things up.

It was a two-legged mascot that wondered into a metro fire station.

At Station 30, the new mascot was not afraid to ruffle a few feathers and march right in to his new home.

"Our minimum staffing here is 9, we have 11 assigned here," Chief Jim Williams with Oklahoma Fire Department says.

Eleven on the team, and now the 12th man, Fire Cluck.

"I don't know if he likes being called a chicken, but he's a rooster, I believe," Cpl. Bryce Everett said.

Either way, he's here to stay.

"We put in for a dalmatian, but the city, the best thing they could come up with was this rooster," Everett says.

But let's not put all the eggs in one basket, we're not sure if this move is permanent.

"We'll have to see what chief says on that, if he can be a station mascot for here at 30's," Adam Hopper, a firefighter at the station says.

But it seems Fire Cluck wants to be part of the team.

"We've moved on from the dalmatians to the roosters now," Hopper said.

We're told he's a football fan, literally. And he also makes a good running back.

"He does not like to be handled," Hopper said.

"If he can be a good resident, we'll let him stay, but I'd say his hours are numbered," Chief Williams says.

Luckily for the rooster they named Fire Cluck, he's not on the menu for dinner.

"We do eat a lot of chicken around here, but it probably won't be that one," Williams says.

Fire Cluck is going home with one of the Station 30 firefighters.

His new name is Captain.

We did call Oklahoma City Animal Control. They say if any animals wander onto your property, give them a call.

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