Watch a Traditional Courir de Mardi Gras by Drone [VIDEO]
Technology meets history in this 2015 video of a traditional Courir de Mardi Gras which was filmed by drone in the rural countryside between Mamou and Eunice. This unique and oh-so-Louisiana event, commonly known as a 'chicken run' happens all over Acadiana, and is so completely different from the beads and balls of bigger cities around the state.
'Chasing a Chicken' is really just a time honored way of getting your dinner, by going house to house to beg for ingredients for a gumbo. The unusual and beautiful costumes include capuchons, brightly colored fringe, and home made masks, sometimes fashioned from chicken wire.