More than 3,000 chickens ran free across a highway in Guizhou province after the truck carrying them overturned in an accident on Monday.
Police swiftly arrived on the scene and recaptured about 900 of them, recovering what could have been a 20,000 yuan loss for the breeders. Surprisingly, no locals rushed in to snatch the wandering birds (as we’ve learned in the past, this can turn ugly fast).
Here’s hoping that the rest of the clucking fowl manage to dodge other ill fates that may await them, such as being packaged alive in boxes as festive gifts.
By Yuen Sin