Flying chook fast food airfreighted
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.’’