March 25, 2023


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Stowaway chicken back home after adventure in the big city

A chicken who stowed absent for a freeway ride on the undercarriage of a truck is again household with a new name to commemorate her experience.

The fowl previously recognized as Bug went missing a person working day late previous month from the Hinesburg, Vt.,  farm of Rebecca Thibeault.

She did not just cross the highway: She seemingly climbed on to a perch on the undercarriage of a Ford pickup and took a 13-mile trip to downtown Burlington — some of it at 65 mph on the interstate.

At the time in the major city, she did what quite a few site visitors do. She hung out at the Church Road Marketplace, a pedestrian mall.

There she was spotted by Lo Fasano, a College of Vermont college student owning her early morning cup of coffee.

“That’s a rooster! Which is a rooster on Church Road, and I really do not know why it’s below,” Fasano recalled considering.  “What can I do now other than try to locate who it belongs to?”

She identified as animal rescue groups, farms, even the law enforcement, with no luck. “They mentioned they really don’t do chickens.”

So Fasano took the rooster home and gave her foodstuff and a bed. Fasano’s very long shot — a Fb submit — compensated off.

The publish was forwarded to Rebecca Thibeault. “I was like, this is my chicken! We need to go get my hen!” Thibeault explained.

Thibeault related with Fasano, and Bug arrived home. She has now been redubbed Amelia, just after the revolutionary aviator Amelia Earhart.

“First lady rooster to go by herself across Church Road,” Thibeault spelled out.

Fasano has been promised visitation rights  with the hen to whom she now feels connected.

“Chickens are in my foreseeable future, I feel,” she explained.