An Attempted Coop? Chicken Apprehended While Wandering The Security Area Outside The Pentagon
· Feb 2, 2022 ·

A potential intruder was apprehended earlier this week while wandering around the Pentagon in Virginia.

Of course, that intruder may or may not be just a run-of-the-mill chicken.

Yep, looks like a Rhode Island Red to me.

Wait a minute, a Red trying to invade the Pentagon? What is this? The Cold War?

From the Washington Post:

With its red comb and wattles, and feathery brown coat, the seemingly curious chicken was eventually taken into custody by one of the league's staff members.

The specific checkpoint at which the chicken drew attention cannot be revealed, a spokeswoman for the league said in an email.

"For actual security reasons we are not allowed to disclose the exact location," Chelsea Jones said.

However, she said, the chicken is believed to be a Rhode Island red, and an attractive representative of the breed, as well. "Beautiful," Jones said.

Where the hen came from is unclear, and its presence at the Pentagon appears to be unexplained.

Its future may be less uncertain. League staff members have bestowed upon the fowl the name Henny Penny, said the league. Henny Penny, of course, is one of the names given the chicken at the center of a well-known folk tale.

She will be sent to live at a local animal sanctuary, the league said.

Henny Penny may have gotten off easy.

But if we ever find ay of her other Red friends clucking around the Pentagon again, well, we have ways of making them talk.

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