The Mardi Gras Trooper of the Year Award goes to KATC's Josh Meny.

KATC has great coverage of Mardi Gras throughout Acadiana and Josh was assigned to the Mamou Courir.

I'm not sure if the reporter is from Louisiana or had any clue what he would be getting into, but as he went live on Facebook he soon found out what the traditional (and NSFW) Mardi Gras experience was all about.

Many of the comments poured in as the raucous participants whooped, hollered and danced around before the chicken was eventually released. Once that happened, all hell broke loose, but Josh was there to cover it like a champ.

Here's to hoping they send him to Church Point next year!

[via Facebook]