Odd Stories From The World
JOHANNESBURG - Even a chicken, which has for months avoided becoming road kill on a Johannesburg intersection, can't escape the crime-ridden city's crooks.
Under a front-page headline "Murder most fowl," The Star newspaper lamented the demise of the "plucky black hen" as a cruel reflection of society in South Africa.
The semi-wild chicken had dodged intersection traffic for months, but was lured across the road to her death by a trail of breadcrumbs laid out by a friendly traffic-light newspaper seller. But it was trap!
The newspaper seller was being held at knifepoint by two hungry crooks intent on a chicken meal.
"The streetwise chicken met her match," said The Star.
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