Chicken Swallows Womans Diamond Earring, Long Wait Expected Until Its Return
If you have a pet you know that at one time or another they will swallow something valuable. Usually you only have to wait until Fido or Mr. Whiskers has a bowel movement to retrieve the item. Not so when your pet is a chicken. Why so?
The Telegraph reports that Clare Lennon’s pet chicken Sarah took a peck at her earlobe and nabbed a $600 diamond earring. Painful? Yes, but not as painful as the news that it would take some time–a long, long time–before she would get it back. The gem is stuck in the bird’s gizzard.
Miss Lennon said: “The vet said he could operate to recover the earring, but that might kill Sarah, which would devastate our six-year-old daughter Mia, who dotes on the chicken. “So we’ll have to wait till Sarah gets old and dies, but they live to a ripe old age – we are probably looking at another eight years before I get my earring back.”
I guess you could say that Miss Lennon is the victim of some bad cluck…I mean luck!
We recently took a look at a few animals that have jobs, but this is a bit simpler. These dogs don’t have to learn how to tend bar or mow lawns or anything. They’re just helping out their dog buddies, going on a little walk together. It’s practically natural.