Postcards From Monterey County - July 12 2019

Adan Gomez with one of his pet roosters at his home on Russell Road in Salinas on July 12, 2019.

Postcards From Monterey County is a weekly, black-and-white photo feature highlighting life throughout the diverse communities of our region.

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The rooster crows provide constant background noise at Adan Gomez' home in Salinas.

Gomez, who lives on Russell Road with his wife and children, has many animals. Aside from a handful or more standard pets, like dogs and horses—which they ride as part of the Salinas Valley Charro Groups—the family also has a pair of parrots, a flock of white doves, goats and dozens of roosters and hens, which cluck and cackle consistently.

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Gomez says his wife loves the fresh eggs for cooking.

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