A CHICKEN was caught ruffling feathers with Pentagon security on January 31 and now, one family claims it could be their chicken who went missing back in October.
Jessica Ark spoke exclusively to The US Sun about her missing chicken, whose name is “Baby.”
Ark, who is located in Hawaii, says her family’s missing chicken “had the personality and mood” to run away.
“She was the boss around our house and immediate neighborhood,” Ark told The Sun via email.
“Just by her stance alone and coloring, if that’s the chicken found, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was ‘baby,’ whom was named … by our youngest daughter.”
The chicken was last seen in October when a moving truck was unloading household goods, Ark says.
Video footage shows two chickens walking around the truck while movers tended to the items.
But Baby has not been seen since, according to Ark.
Officers with the Animal Welfare League of Arlington were called to the Pentagon on January 31 after the fowl was trying to sneak through security.
The group posted a statement to Facebook after the chicken was rescued.
“Apparently, the answer to “why did the chicken cross the road” is…. to get to the Pentagon?!
“Very early this morning, this chicken was caught sneaking around the security area at the Pentagon (we’re not kidding) and our officers were called to come pick her up.”
Meanwhile, back in Hawaii, the family’s other chicken, Rainbow, seemed to be missing her companion.
Rainbow was “not settling so easily at night,” Ark says, seemingly waiting for Baby to return.
Ark says the feathered friends were “inseparable,” often leading other packs of chickens around.
“Rainbow and Baby loved making their rounds searching for food.”
Based on a previous experience with neighbors moving in and out of the home, Ark says movers kept finding eggs “in the packing paper boxes or crevices in the crates.”
“If that’s the chicken found, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was ‘baby,’ whom was named … by our youngest daughter.”
“Knowing she was all too comfortable with the moving process, we could only predict she went on her next adventure!”
Ark also claims that friends of theirs had recently moved from Hawaii to the DC area.
‘RUNNING HER NEW ROOST’
She guesses that the chicken was trying to send their friend a “warm welcome.”
According to the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, the chicken was brought to a shelter while they work to find her a new home.
The shelter also created t-shirts bearing the hashtag #pentagonchicken.
“Proceeds will go to help keep other wayward poultry out of government buildings … animals in need across Arlington County,” a post on the group’s Facebook page reads.
Whether or not the chicken who nearly made its way into the Pentagon actually belongs to the Ark family remains unseen.
Regardless, Ark has a message for whomever is now caring for the chicken.
“If this is Baby, she will love it there and will want warmth for sure and if you have any Captain Crunch cereal, she will run to you in a heartbeat!
“Although she is missed and if this is her … she’s probably already making orders and running her new roost.”
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