For more than four hours, one feathered fugitive made a truly egg-cellent mess of the Bay Bridge, which connects San Francisco with Oakland. A common brown hen was first spotted early in the morning, at around 5:50 AM local time, wandering around the tollbooth area. Not too big a deal at that time! People were, mostly, amused.
But as the bridge filled up with the usual weekday morning rush hour commuters, the situation turned anything but sunny (side up).
Both commuters and the authorities were unable, at first, to halt what can only be described as a traffic fowl.
But by 10:10 AM, to everyone’s relief, the birdbrains over at animal services managed to capture and subdue the chicken, placing it where all escapees end up: the back seat of a squad car.
No word as yet regarding the eventual whereabouts of the chicken.