Animal Welfare League of Arlington / Facebook
According to the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, animal control officers had to be called out to the headquarters for the Department of Defense to wrangle a very bold (and lost) chicken.
The little rebel was apparently “caught sneaking around the security area at the Pentagon” when on-duty officers spotted the animal.
With technology being so incredible these days in 2022, who knows, it could have been a “spy chicken,” so they had to treat it as any other unauthorized personnel on the property and quickly remove the animal.
Authorities said that the incident took place early Monday morning and the poultry problem was quickly handled after Arlington animal control officers arrived on the scene and appre-HEN-ded the hen.
Fortunately, the animal was not a highly advanced robot chicken coming to spy on the U.S. defense facility and was just a regular chicken that was terribly lost.
Animal Welfare League of Arlington‘s offical statement on Facebook was, “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. Sgt Ballena brought her safely to the shelter where she’ll stay until we find a new home for her! Now we need a name for her — suggestions welcomed!”
The animal control officers eventually named her Henny Penny and said they have a space lined up for her to live at a local animal sanctuary.