Fly­ing chook fast food air­freighted

Herald Sun - - IN BLACK & WHITE -

KEITH McKech­nie, of Bendigo, has an­other tale re­lated to in­vol­un­tary pet avi­a­tion.

“I was rid­ing a mo­tor­bike on a road through farm­ing land near a state for­est near Bendigo,’’ says Keith.

“As I rode by a free-range chook farm, a large wed­getailed ea­gle, climb­ing on full throt­tle, flew out of the open free-range area pass­ing di­rectly above me at no more than five feet over my head.

“This beau­ti­ful bird had a hap­less chook clutched firmly in its talons and quickly dis­ap­peared to­wards the trees with its prize — the ul­ti­mate in take­away chicken.

“I won­dered at the time if the other chooks had been put off their lay­ing for a while.’’

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