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August 12, 2005

Rooster Cogburn's Shutting Down

Bad news from the Interstate 10 and Picacho: D.C. "Rooster" Cogburn is planning to shut down Rooster Cogburn's Ostrich Ranch, following a deadly stampede in 2002. If you've driven down that way on the I-10, you know it's a fixture -- place has been there for a long time, and it's always fun to take visitors down there to check it out.

He lost a $3 million contract as a result of the stampede and doesn't feel he can recover from the loss at his age.

If you want to try to catch the experience before it closes (I honestly don't even know if the petting portion is still open), directions are at RoosterCogburn.com and you can call them at (520) 466-3658.

Posted by Colin at August 12, 2005 11:57 AM

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Aw man! That's such a disappointment! Everytime I drive back to El Paso, I want to stop and feed the Ostriches. To this day, I've been putting it off, but now that I know that it's closing, I'll need to stop. As luck has it, I'll be making a trip home on Wednesday, so with a bit of luck, I'll get to feed them before the places closes. Thanks for passing that along! :)

Posted by: Trinity [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 12, 2005 1:51 PM

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