Rooster found in hotel room at Travelodge in Southampton

Rooster found in hotel room

A rooster, similar to the one found in a Southampton hotel room

Travelodge on the corner of The Avenue and Lodge Road in Southampton

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Political reporter

STAFF at a Hampshire hotel couldn’t believe their eyes when they went to clean one of its rooms – and discovered a live rooster strutting about.

The bird had been left in a room at Southampton’s Travelodge by its forgetful owner – who it was reunited with it hours later.

Chickens aren’t actually banned from Travelodges – but staff in Southampton did ask the owner to make them aware if he decides to take the bird on holiday with him again.

A spokesman said staff did not ask why he had taken the bird with him on his travels.

The rooster was among the most bizarre items left in the hotel chain’s Hampshire branches over 2013.

The hotel chain has revealed the broad variety of items left behind by guests at its 500 hotels across the UK, and they range from the mundane to the downright bizarre.

As expected, guests left behind hundreds of phone chargers, mobile phones, toothbrushes and bags.

But there were also items that must have raised eyebrows among staff when they were discovered.

At the Southampton Travelodge, staff discovered a gold Buddha statue, life jacket, microwave, a set of Enid Blyton books and some antique vases.

But the most bizarre thing they found was the rooster.

In the firm’s Eastleigh hotel, a microwave and a wedding cake were among the most unusual finds.

Elsewhere in the country, a prenuptial agreement, deeds to a £2m house, a set of exclusive trial yoghurts that have not been launched in supermarkets yet and a pet tarantula called Hercules were among the finds.

Items left behind at hotels which are not claimed within three months are donated to local charity shops.

Travelodge’s district manager for Hampshire, Matt Hawdon, said: “Each year, our lost and found inventory report provides plenty of interesting revelations and this year is the most remarkable yet, with our hotels in Southampton providing some of the most bizarre yet.”

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6:29am Fri 3 Jan 14

SiamSaint says...

By the political reporter?
By the political reporter? SiamSaint
  • Score: -4

8:56am Fri 3 Jan 14

Linesman says...

SiamSaint wrote:
By the political reporter?
Why not?

Perhaps it was a Rhode Island RED.
[quote][p][bold]SiamSaint[/bold] wrote: By the political reporter?[/p][/quote]Why not? Perhaps it was a Rhode Island RED. Linesman
  • Score: 3

9:23am Fri 3 Jan 14

ToastyTea says...

Funny story, thanks for brightening up my morning slightly.
Funny story, thanks for brightening up my morning slightly. ToastyTea
  • Score: 3

9:45am Fri 3 Jan 14

Dasal says...

"If you see my little red rooster, please drive him home
Ain't had no peace in the farmyard, since my little red roosters been gone"

Howlin' Wolf - circa 1961.
"If you see my little red rooster, please drive him home Ain't had no peace in the farmyard, since my little red roosters been gone" Howlin' Wolf - circa 1961. Dasal
  • Score: -2

10:06am Fri 3 Jan 14

freefinker says...

.. was the room booked for somone out on a 'hen night'?
.. was the room booked for somone out on a 'hen night'? freefinker
  • Score: 12

10:09am Fri 3 Jan 14

freefinker says...

Dasal wrote:
"If you see my little red rooster, please drive him home
Ain't had no peace in the farmyard, since my little red roosters been gone"

Howlin' Wolf - circa 1961.
.. er, actually written by Willie Dixon.
One of the few Howlin' Wolf songs he didn't actually write.
[quote][p][bold]Dasal[/bold] wrote: "If you see my little red rooster, please drive him home Ain't had no peace in the farmyard, since my little red roosters been gone" Howlin' Wolf - circa 1961.[/p][/quote].. er, actually written by Willie Dixon. One of the few Howlin' Wolf songs he didn't actually write. freefinker
  • Score: 3

10:16am Fri 3 Jan 14

Zexagon says...

I like how this rooster posed for the photo
I like how this rooster posed for the photo Zexagon
  • Score: 2

10:16am Fri 3 Jan 14

Dasal says...

Owner was obviously dyslexic.
Thought it was the "Chick En" desk.
Owner was obviously dyslexic. Thought it was the "Chick En" desk. Dasal
  • Score: 4

11:08am Fri 3 Jan 14

Charlie Bucket says...

Ozzy Osbourne?
Ozzy Osbourne? Charlie Bucket
  • Score: 1

3:14pm Fri 3 Jan 14

reeferman says...

That's one hell of an wake up alarm call!
That's one hell of an wake up alarm call! reeferman
  • Score: 2

3:25pm Fri 3 Jan 14

philiprhampton says...

WS it Mick Jagger's little red rooster?
WS it Mick Jagger's little red rooster? philiprhampton
  • Score: 1

4:29pm Fri 3 Jan 14

andysaints007 says...

SiamSaint wrote:
By the political reporter?
What's your point muppet?
[quote][p][bold]SiamSaint[/bold] wrote: By the political reporter?[/p][/quote]What's your point muppet? andysaints007
  • Score: -3

4:32pm Fri 3 Jan 14

andysaints007 says...

freefinker wrote:
Dasal wrote:
"If you see my little red rooster, please drive him home
Ain't had no peace in the farmyard, since my little red roosters been gone"

Howlin' Wolf - circa 1961.
.. er, actually written by Willie Dixon.
One of the few Howlin' Wolf songs he didn't actually write.
er... are you gonna quote us every songwriter/arranger for any song that's mentioned in the future? Get a life moron
[quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dasal[/bold] wrote: "If you see my little red rooster, please drive him home Ain't had no peace in the farmyard, since my little red roosters been gone" Howlin' Wolf - circa 1961.[/p][/quote].. er, actually written by Willie Dixon. One of the few Howlin' Wolf songs he didn't actually write.[/p][/quote]er... are you gonna quote us every songwriter/arranger for any song that's mentioned in the future? Get a life moron andysaints007
  • Score: -6

4:48pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Linesman says...

Was it a ****-up?
Was it a ****-up? Linesman
  • Score: 0

4:49pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Linesman says...

Linesman wrote:
Was it a ****-up?
Was it a C0ck-up?
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: Was it a ****-up?[/p][/quote]Was it a C0ck-up? Linesman
  • Score: 0

4:55pm Fri 3 Jan 14

freefinker says...

andysaints007 wrote:
freefinker wrote:
Dasal wrote:
"If you see my little red rooster, please drive him home
Ain't had no peace in the farmyard, since my little red roosters been gone"

Howlin' Wolf - circa 1961.
.. er, actually written by Willie Dixon.
One of the few Howlin' Wolf songs he didn't actually write.
er... are you gonna quote us every songwriter/arranger for any song that's mentioned in the future? Get a life moron
.. well I might if it annoys you that much.
And a Happy New Year to you too.
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dasal[/bold] wrote: "If you see my little red rooster, please drive him home Ain't had no peace in the farmyard, since my little red roosters been gone" Howlin' Wolf - circa 1961.[/p][/quote].. er, actually written by Willie Dixon. One of the few Howlin' Wolf songs he didn't actually write.[/p][/quote]er... are you gonna quote us every songwriter/arranger for any song that's mentioned in the future? Get a life moron[/p][/quote].. well I might if it annoys you that much. And a Happy New Year to you too. freefinker
  • Score: 3

5:41pm Fri 3 Jan 14

andysaints007 says...

freefinker wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
freefinker wrote:
Dasal wrote:
"If you see my little red rooster, please drive him home
Ain't had no peace in the farmyard, since my little red roosters been gone"

Howlin' Wolf - circa 1961.
.. er, actually written by Willie Dixon.
One of the few Howlin' Wolf songs he didn't actually write.
er... are you gonna quote us every songwriter/arranger for any song that's mentioned in the future? Get a life moron
.. well I might if it annoys you that much.
And a Happy New Year to you too.
Not annoyed - It actually puts a smile on my face when I see that someone starts Googling things just to try and prove a point ;-)
[quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dasal[/bold] wrote: "If you see my little red rooster, please drive him home Ain't had no peace in the farmyard, since my little red roosters been gone" Howlin' Wolf - circa 1961.[/p][/quote].. er, actually written by Willie Dixon. One of the few Howlin' Wolf songs he didn't actually write.[/p][/quote]er... are you gonna quote us every songwriter/arranger for any song that's mentioned in the future? Get a life moron[/p][/quote].. well I might if it annoys you that much. And a Happy New Year to you too.[/p][/quote]Not annoyed - It actually puts a smile on my face when I see that someone starts Googling things just to try and prove a point ;-) andysaints007
  • Score: -2

5:49pm Fri 3 Jan 14

freefinker says...

andysaints007 wrote:
freefinker wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
freefinker wrote:
Dasal wrote:
"If you see my little red rooster, please drive him home
Ain't had no peace in the farmyard, since my little red roosters been gone"

Howlin' Wolf - circa 1961.
.. er, actually written by Willie Dixon.
One of the few Howlin' Wolf songs he didn't actually write.
er... are you gonna quote us every songwriter/arranger for any song that's mentioned in the future? Get a life moron
.. well I might if it annoys you that much.
And a Happy New Year to you too.
Not annoyed - It actually puts a smile on my face when I see that someone starts Googling things just to try and prove a point ;-)
.. didn't need to google it.
.. wasn't trying to prove a point.
But seems you were - calling me a moron is very pointed, don't you think?
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dasal[/bold] wrote: "If you see my little red rooster, please drive him home Ain't had no peace in the farmyard, since my little red roosters been gone" Howlin' Wolf - circa 1961.[/p][/quote].. er, actually written by Willie Dixon. One of the few Howlin' Wolf songs he didn't actually write.[/p][/quote]er... are you gonna quote us every songwriter/arranger for any song that's mentioned in the future? Get a life moron[/p][/quote].. well I might if it annoys you that much. And a Happy New Year to you too.[/p][/quote]Not annoyed - It actually puts a smile on my face when I see that someone starts Googling things just to try and prove a point ;-)[/p][/quote].. didn't need to google it. .. wasn't trying to prove a point. But seems you were - calling me a moron is very pointed, don't you think? freefinker
  • Score: 2

7:29pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Linesman says...

freefinker wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
freefinker wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
freefinker wrote:
Dasal wrote:
"If you see my little red rooster, please drive him home
Ain't had no peace in the farmyard, since my little red roosters been gone"

Howlin' Wolf - circa 1961.
.. er, actually written by Willie Dixon.
One of the few Howlin' Wolf songs he didn't actually write.
er... are you gonna quote us every songwriter/arranger for any song that's mentioned in the future? Get a life moron
.. well I might if it annoys you that much.
And a Happy New Year to you too.
Not annoyed - It actually puts a smile on my face when I see that someone starts Googling things just to try and prove a point ;-)
.. didn't need to google it.
.. wasn't trying to prove a point.
But seems you were - calling me a moron is very pointed, don't you think?
Put those handbags down babes
Put those handbags down
Handbag toting girlies
Put those handbags down.
[quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dasal[/bold] wrote: "If you see my little red rooster, please drive him home Ain't had no peace in the farmyard, since my little red roosters been gone" Howlin' Wolf - circa 1961.[/p][/quote].. er, actually written by Willie Dixon. One of the few Howlin' Wolf songs he didn't actually write.[/p][/quote]er... are you gonna quote us every songwriter/arranger for any song that's mentioned in the future? Get a life moron[/p][/quote].. well I might if it annoys you that much. And a Happy New Year to you too.[/p][/quote]Not annoyed - It actually puts a smile on my face when I see that someone starts Googling things just to try and prove a point ;-)[/p][/quote].. didn't need to google it. .. wasn't trying to prove a point. But seems you were - calling me a moron is very pointed, don't you think?[/p][/quote]Put those handbags down babes Put those handbags down Handbag toting girlies Put those handbags down. Linesman
  • Score: 0

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