Thursday, 3 November 2016

Stranger News: Chicken becomes Chief of Police

Stranger News: Chicken becomes Chief of Police

As strange as it sounds, a Rooster in Japan became the chief of police in September due to his popularity and death-defying skills.
The chicken, who now has a name, Masahiro, defied death three times and, as such, shot into the Osaka residents' hearts, becoming a local celebrity.

No stranger than those who go on reality shows and become famous. At the least the chicken actually has personality and skill.
Masahiro was down to be fed to raccoons at Tennoji Zoo in Osaka, Japan. It seems, those racoons can't get enough of deep-fried chicken. The local KFC is often frequented by them at the end of a night partying.
However, Masahiro was spared the trauma of being rolled in the special flour and fried to a nice crispy shine. A duckling who had no parents required a foster father. If only the badgers didn't like crispy duck so much, the duckling could have been raised by its real parents.
Nope, the ducklings parents were not cooked up by the local Chinese takeaway and fed to the badgers. The duckling was born through artificial hatching.
The zoo needed the help of the chicken because, as we all know, ducks learn how to eat from their parents. Masahiro was recruited to teach the little duckling how to feed. He was also taught how to Riverdance, do quadratic equations, and Karate.
Becoming a surrogate father to the duckling bought Masahiro some time.
But not much.
Once the duckling achieved his black belt, and how to eat, Masahiro was re-allocated to another task.
The zoo was having an issue with wild weasels attacking other birds. But the zoo officials didn't want Masahiro to Karate those weasels, he was put there to attract the weasels as food bait.
Luckily for Masahiro, the weasels didn't turn up for three days, and he was spared, once again.
But was he third time unlucky?
Nope, third time's a charm.
Masahiro was allocated as dinner for the lions and tigers. And again, his life was spared.
An official at the Tennoji Zoo said, "his turn never came."

Much to the disappointment of the lions.
After avoiding death thrice, the staff at the zoo believed there must be something special about the chicken. They took his name off the dinner menu and since that day, Masahiro became an attraction at the zoo in his own right.
Visitors to the zoo now have their photos taken with Masahiro, who hold the chicken and rub it for luck.
And yet when I stroke the chicken in public, I get arrested. Seems a bit unfair.
Becoming a local celebrity prompted the Osaka police force to promote Masahiro to Chief of the Osaka Prefectural Police's highway patrol unit last month.

In his first hour, the new Chief of Police drove a police car, rode in the police helicopter, taking over the controls, and shouting, "Chickens can fly," before getting involved in a shoot out at a bank robbery.

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