Why did the chicken cross the road? A Washington State Trooper got that answer firsthand when he saved a chicken along I-5 through Seattle on Tuesday morning.
The Washington State Department of Transportation sent out a video of the encounter just before 10 a.m., as a trooper wrangled to wayward chicken off the side of the freeway at Northeast 145th Street.
A chicken was spotted on the shoulder of I-5 at NE 145th St in #Seattle. Thankfully a State Patrol trooper had egg-cellent timing to save the chicken before it crossed the road.🐔 pic.twitter.com/Cz5L47DUZZ
— WSDOT Traffic (@wsdot_traffic) October 31, 2023
“He tried to get a mug shot but #ChickenedOut trying to contain the fowl,” Trooper Rick Johnson joked.
According to Trooper Johnson, the chicken was “slightly injured” and taken in by Seattle Humane.