Boba's Tree Bawk

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Boba_228x200.JPGCows, seals... and chickens? Apparently all will moo, clap and peck through our urban wild at some point.

And earlier this year it appears a chicken, bobbing its way through Fort Tryon Park, was rescued by two smart girls who took it upon themselves to catch the bird, accurately estimating that it should probably cluck along elsewhere.

"...Two young sisters discovered - a hen nesting under a bush - while walking their family's pair of rescued racing greyhounds around the park in late February. The lost bird was likely an escapee from one of the city's live markets, where chickens and other "food" birds are sold from storefronts and slaughtered on the spot. Holly, 15, and Emma, 12, probably saved the indigent hen's life by carrying her home, because a severe snowstorm struck the area that night."

The chicken, dubbed "Boba" by Holly and Emma, is now at the Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, NY.

Of course, things don't always end well for chickens who make their way into the park. Boba, however, is hopefully happy and having non-sky-falling thoughts up in Watkins Glen.

image and story via Farm Sanctuary

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