NORWALK (CBS SF) — A cage full of live chickens fell off a truck traveling on a Southern California freeway Tuesday morning setting off a feathered frenzy.
About 20 birds were scattered across Interstate 605 in Norwalk.READ MORE: San Jose Police Investigate Shooting Downtown In Hyde Park Neighborhood
Fortunately, CHP officers managed to rescue most of them and later dubbed the incident “the feel good story of the day, no fowl play suspected,” on Twitter.
Indeed, officers were seen on cellphone video laughing as they chased them down.
CHP Santa Fe Springs posted the chicken wrangling video along with photos with the caption, “ICYMI, this morning: CHiPs rescuing chicks on I-605. “10-15 (Officer has in-custody) times 17…chickens, that is!” along with the humorous hashtag #WhyDidTheChickenCrossTheRoad.
“We believe they flew the coop,” said another Tweet, in answer to the hashtag query.READ MORE: COVID: San Jose Schools See Fewer Families In Drive-Thru Lunch Program
ICYMI, this morning: CHiPs rescuing chicks on I-605. “10-15 (Officer has in-custody) times 17…chickens, that is!” #WhyDidTheChickenCrossTheRoad #WeLikeFastFood but not on the freeway! Chicken-wrangling video in follow-up tweet. 🐓💨🚓 pic.twitter.com/cIoDHgNNx9
— CHP Santa Fe Springs (@CHP_SFS) January 2, 2018
Two birds did not survive the fall and the driver never stopped.
Southeast Area Animal Control Authority (SEAACA) said the chickens’ owner has until January 6 to claim them.MORE NEWS: Calls For Justice As Suspects In Asian American Attacks Appear In San Francisco Court - 'We Are Watching'
If no one comes forth, SEAACA said the birds will be available for adoption to “qualified persons living in an area zoned for chickens.”