London: In a bizarre incident in the UK, a chicken was taken into police custody after it was spotted crossing the road in the middle of rush hour.
Police in East Marketgait, Dundee, were called to an incident in which the feathery bird was spotted wandering across the tarmac in the middle of rush hour.
Here's what they wrote on Facebook
It was seen in the morning on Friday and officers arrived after drivers reported the endangered hen. The chicken was "giving passing motorists cause for concern," Tayside Police Division police was quoted as saying by The Mirror.
Officers managed to capture the lone bird and take it back to the station. On Facebook, the police said, "The SSPCA has been contacted and will be attending to take care of the chicken until the owner is traced.
"Police are appealing for any information as to why the chicken was crossing the road," police said. Tayside police posted an appeal on Facebook in a bid to find the chicken's owner.
The Facebook post was shared by many netizens. The comments read, "I think it was being egged on by someone."
"I think it was being egged on by someone," Bill Barclay said.
Ann Sellars predictably commented: "To get to the other side."
Chris Elcombe added: "I suspect fowl play..."
"She was afraid someone would Caesar!" wrote Enn Cee Nadz .
And that man Bill Baclay popped up again, this time with, "Was it not just playing Chicken with the motorists."
Here is what people on Twitter said
You know you live in the country when you almost hit a random chicken crossing the road— Lau (@laurynnthomas) October 11, 2016
MY SISTER AND I ACTUALLY JUST SAW A CHICKEN CROSSING THE ROAD— alexus âÂ» (@lexxxmann) October 8, 2016
Well that's a first. I almost hit a chicken on the way to work. Yes, a chicken was crossing the road at 4:30 AM. ðÂÂÂðÂÂÂ— Megan Salois (@WXMegs) October 8, 2016
BBC Scotland can report a story on a chicken crossing the road but not unfortunately on the FM speaking in Iceland at the Arctic Assembly— Zed (@Colkitto) October 7, 2016
Almost had to hit that chicken crossing the road. I know you're just doing your job man but like look both ways first— Tyler Scott (@thetylerscott_) October 5, 2016
"Just saw a chicken crossing the road. No time for questions, had to get him to safety. Cars in that road"#mobysJoke— MZ (@mqzoeller) September 29, 2016