Quantcast

Brake for beaks: California officers save chickens from road - KSBY.com | San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Area News

Brake for beaks: California officers save chickens from road

Posted: Updated:

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It was a race against the cluck as California Highway Patrol officers scrambled to rescue nearly 20 chickens that ran through highway lanes near Los Angeles.

The agency says the birds blocked a portion of Interstate 605 in the Norwalk area Tuesday morning after their cage fell from the back of a truck.

The agency tweeted photos and video of the chickens on the highway and a motorcycle officer collecting them.

Officers managed to rescue 17 birds. Two died.

One tweet asked: "why DID the chickens cross the road? Because they obviously did not want to become 'fast food' on an LA area freeway, of course!"

The driver transporting the chickens was unaware that the birds fell off the truck and did not stop.

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Top Trending Videos

WEATHER
Doppler Radar
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Highway 101 closure in Montecito to last another week

    Highway 101 closure in Montecito to last another week

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 7:16 AM EST2018-01-16 12:16:20 GMT
    Work continued Monday on Highway 101 in the Montecito area. (KSBY)Work continued Monday on Highway 101 in the Montecito area. (KSBY)

    Caltrans says it hopes to have some sort of timeline Monday on when Highway 101 may reopen in the Montecito area.

    Caltrans says it hopes to have some sort of timeline Monday on when Highway 101 may reopen in the Montecito area.

  • Parents suspected of keeping kids chained in California home

    Parents suspected of keeping kids chained in California home

    Monday, January 15 2018 5:51 PM EST2018-01-15 22:51:02 GMT
    Authorities say an emaciated teenager led deputies to a California home where her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, with some of them malnourished and chained to beds.
    Authorities say an emaciated teenager led deputies to a California home where her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, with some of them malnourished and chained to beds.
  • Lawsuit filed on behalf of Montecito mudslide victims

    Lawsuit filed on behalf of Montecito mudslide victims

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 6:47 PM EST2018-01-16 23:47:13 GMT

    Southern California Edison (SCE) and the Montecito Water District (MWD) are named in a lawsuit over the mudslides in Montecito that occurred following the Thomas Fire. 

    Southern California Edison (SCE) and the Montecito Water District (MWD) are named in a lawsuit over the mudslides in Montecito that occurred following the Thomas Fire. 

Powered by Frankly

© KSBY.com 2018, KSBY.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?