Several years ago now I attended some kind of writing thing at a library in the little town of Oviedo, Florida. Afterwards, as I exited the library and was walking to my car, I noticed some chickens wandering around the library grounds. The grounds are lovely by the way, leafy, grassy and laden with towering oak trees (my hastily snapped photos do not do it justice by any means.)
Of course, I immediately thought, “someone’s chickens got out.” I think that was a safe assumption to make.
I wondered if I should alert somebody but waited a bit. Something about these chickens was a little off. They seemed way too comfortable, like maybe they lived there or something. Plus, several people came and went from the library and didn’t pay even the slightest amount of attention to them, as if they were a common fixture.
A few weeks later, I attended another installment of the same writing thing. Last one, it was pretty boring so I didn’t go back after that. Sounds kinda mean but I’m just being honest here. Guess what though, I saw those same chickens again, just wandering around like they owned the place.
Strange but kinda cool.
Fast track to current times, I was back in Oviedo once again for a mini-break, as the Brits call it, and I thought about that library I’d visited several years earlier. I decided to stop back by there and guess what I saw… chickens! Same chickens or different ones I can’t say but they were chickens nonetheless!
I marveled that there was no fence whatsoever around the library. It’s completely open space. Yet these chickens seem to know where home is. By this point it just seemed perfectly normal for them to be there.
By the way, taking photos of chickens isn’t as easy as it looks. They are constantly on the move! Plucking the earth in such a greedy manner. In their defense though, it has been rainy this week so I’m sure the ground is nice and soft… easy pickings for tasty snacks.
I also briefly visited The Little Big Econ National Forest, which was just beautiful, and I became determined to get some photos of the Econlockhatchee River (which most people seem to pronounce like “econlahatchie”.)
Enjoy and I hope everyone has a great wacky Wednesday!