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Chicken Taken Into Custody After Trying To Break Into The Pentagon

“Apparently, the answer to ‘why did the chicken cross the road’ is to get to the Pentagon.”

Credit: Animal Welfare League of Arlington, Virginia

All right, which conspiracy theorist let their spy hen on the loose?

This wandering chicken was caught sneaking around a security area at the Pentagon. The curious hen was discovered near the U.S. Department of Defense headquarters, the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, Virginia.

“Apparently, the answer to ‘why did the chicken cross the road’ is to get to the Pentagon,” the group posted.

The chicken was taken into custody by one of the league’s employees. Chelsea Jones, a spokesperson for the organization, said in an email that she couldn’t reveal the precise location where the bird was spotted.

“We are not allowed to disclose exactly where she was found,” said Jones. “We can only say it was at a security checkpoint.”

Credit: Animal Welfare League of Arlington, Virginia

It’s also uncertain where the chicken came from in the first place or how she got to the Pentagon — or what she knows.

The hen, which has brown feathers and a red comb and wattles, is a Rhode Island Red. Jones described the bird as “sweet” and “nervous” but said she has allowed some people to pet her.

She’s now known as Henny Penny, one of the names given to the chicken that thinks “the sky is falling” in a folk tale. Jones said Henny Penny is being adopted by a staff member who has a small farm in western Virginia.

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Matt Sterner

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