Scot cops probe ‘why a chicken crossed the road’

Frightened chicken was found by police

It sounds a lot like the opening to a kid’s joke, but police have actually launched an appeal to find out why a chicken crossed the road, after receiving reports of a bird giving motorists cause for concern.

The UK Metro newspaper said the frightened chicken was found stranded in the middle of Dundee yesterday morning after it had crossed a busy road.

Thankfully, it was rescued by Tayside Police Division and has now been handed over to animal welfare officers, it said.

“Police have since taken to social media to trace the abandoned bird’s owner – with users joking about the age-old question of why it crossed the road. Police are appealing for any information as to why the chicken was crossing the road.”

The SSPCA has been contacted and will be attending to take care of the chicken until the owner is traced.

The paper said Facebook users were quick to make jokes about the age-old question.

Bill Barclay said: ‘Was it not just playing Chicken with the motorists?’

While Debbie Strachan commented: ‘Great escape! Was probably destined for a pot!’

And Femi Smith added: ‘Was the chicken trying to cross over.”