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Rooster shows up at Michigan gas station, makes it his home

By Ben Hooper

Feb. 14 (UPI) -- A Michigan gas station where a rooster showed up a few months ago and refused to leave built a coop for the bird and named him Kevin.

Michelle Brink, a 15-year employee of Magoo's gas station in Paw Paw, said the rooster first turned up on October of last year, and started making regular visits to eat the deer feed outside the store.

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"After the deer feed left we thought maybe he would go home [but] he never left," Brink told WXMI-TV. "So we're like OK, winter's coming, we better build him a box."

The store built the rooster a small coop surrounded by wooden boxes for insulation. They named the rooster Kevin and started putting out deer feed for him.

"I had a customer that dropped off some hay for him because she knew that we were going to keep him," Brink said. "That's when we decided that Kevin was going to be ours."

Kevin, who spends most of his time perched atop the newspaper stand, has proven popular with customers, many of whom have snapped photos of the rooster and posted them to social media, making Kevin into a viral celebrity.

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"Everybody in the morning, everybody all day long, they're like, 'You got a rooster.'" Brink said. "'Yup his name's Kevin.'"

"He loves to be petted," she said. "He loves those peanut butter cookies so he's become one of us. The owner liked him so he agreed for us to build a box."

Kevin isn't the only wandering animal to show up at Magoo's -- employees recently found a home for a stray cat that showed up at the gas station's door.

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