Chicken rescued by RSPCA after jumping off lorry at M62 service station in Yorkshire in suspected dash for freedom

This chicken did not even get around to crossing the road before it was saved by plucky officers.

RSPCA issued pictures of the chicken after it was rescued near the M62 in West Yorkshire
RSPCA issued pictures of the chicken after it was rescued near the M62 in West Yorkshire

The bird was rescued in West Yorkshire yesterday morning (Thursday) after jumping from a lorry at a service station off the M62 motorway, in what may have been a clever dash for freedom.

The quick-thinking RSPCA officer to save her was praised as a "hero" after saving her, with the story likened to the 2000-blockbuster Chicken Run.

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She is now being looked after in a temporary home before being moved to a sanctuary.

RSPCA issued pictures of the chicken after it was rescued near the M62 in West Yorkshire

A tweet from the charity's frontline officers shared pictures of the chicken, reading: "I rescued this cutie this morning in West Yorkshire after she jumped off a lorry at a service station off the M62- a real-life Chicken Run!

"She's staying with me for now before being moved to a lovely rescue this weekend".

One response to the tweet read: "Thank you for not sending her back! Hero! I wished all the farm animals sent to slaughter got away to freedom".