My idiotic hen ate a lizard

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Tacampbell1973, May 16, 2019 at 3:03 PM.

  1. Tacampbell1973

    Tacampbell1973 Songster

    600
    103
    176
    May 26, 2013
    Washington State
    So I'm outside yesterday putzing around the yard. I hear a commotion and look up to see my hen Mahalo racing in circles with something in her mouth. Behind her follows 3 other excited birds. So curiosity gets the best of me so I go over to see what she's found. I glimpse legs so now I'm even more curious, hoping all the while it's not a mouse. As I get closer I see it's some lizard like thing so I go into panic mode thinking it could be a newt and knowing they are poisonous. I grab the first weapon I can find, a stick, not for the bird but hoping I can startle her to drop it. So there I am wielding a stick looking very neanderthal-ish and thanking the lord for the hundredth time that we don't have neighbors. She loses it for only a few seconds and Mr. Reptile makes a dash, but completely in vain, but enough that I can clearly see it isn't a newt but just a regular lizard. Long story short, I know I've never told a short story in my life!!, Mr. Lizard gets to be lunch, I'm nauseous, oh and out of breath because let's be real I don't run unless I have to or lives are on the line. IMG_20190516_130115.jpg Sorry I'm not a great photographer
     
  2. BarnhartChickens98

    BarnhartChickens98 Crowing

    1,098
    3,206
    287
    Oct 28, 2018
    Manhiem, Pennnsylvania
    Yup, mine have eaten toads and mice :sick they amazingly suffered no ill effects.
     
    chrissynemetz likes this.
  3. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Crowing

    513
    989
    432
    Dec 19, 2013
    Olathe Colorado
    Toads, mice, lizards, and the occasional garter snake. I could never get used watching my sweet girls fight over a snake :eek:
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: