A rooster is dead, two neighbors are fighting, and the rooster's killer has gone viral for his interview and rant with the news.

54-year-old James Nix was arrested and jailed in May, but he stands by his statement of that he was protecting himself, according to Action News Jax.

The details of the smalltown beef and case are old, but Nix's telling of the story has brought the story some virality after an interview this week.

“I’m defending myself, you know,” Nix said. “I was fearing for my safety, and the chicken died.”

Nix says the chicken had become aggressive while he was grabbing the mail.

"I walk back to my house, and now he's flaring his neck and he's doing his thing," Nix says as he does a little dance with his arms out. "He's trying to jump up at me!"

"So, I picked up a stick in the yard and I tried to hit it, but the chicken jumped up and I accidentally hit it in the head!" he explained. "Call it a lucky shot or whatever."

The chicken writhed for a second and then died on the side of the road. He didn't know what to do with it.

“I didn’t know to give it a 21-gun salute,” Nix said. “CPR, mouth-to-mouth, you know? Or call the chicken ambulance?!”

Check out the full 8-minute interview with Nix here, it's at the bottom of their article.

Well, the neighbor wasn't happy and called the police, who arrested Nix for animal cruelty.

Read more at Action News Jax

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