Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Tortoise and the Hare Chicken

Wanna know what's even more bizarre than a chicken showing up unannounced in our back yard? The fact that the chicken has become best buddies with the tortoise. And, if the laws of reproduction didn't apply here - we could have little torchickens running around the yard! hahaha!

But seriously - these two roam around the yard together all day long - and the chicken even steals the tortoise's lettuce!


Here's Curly (the tortoise) enjoying a little green snack...


Here's Clucky stealing the little green snack...


Here Curly is fighting for his lettuce...


And here Curly has given up. The chicken is ruthless when she wants to be!

They're so fun to watch - such an unlikely pair but they really do seem to love each other!!

We're a little worried about Clucky getting lonely cuz Curly is about to go into hibernation for the winter...do they make anti-depressants for chickens?

5 comments:

Alison B said...

odd....where would the chicken come from?? does he lay eggs for you?? that would be nice. you have a pet tortoise?? you are so funny.

Kristie said...

I found out that there is a house on the next street over that has chickens - apparently the chick escaped and somehow ended up in my back yard. We are hoping she will start laying eggs for us soon - she is "coming of age". We do have a pet tortoise, and a box turtle as well - oh and a frog. We're the masters of unconventional pets!

jennifer said...

this is too funny.

Jenn said...

Want to talk about unconventional pets?? Jeff got another occupant for the hawk mansion! Love the chicken and the tortoise! Too funny

Rachel said...

This CRACKS me up!! :)