An Unexpected Visitor

Living in a rural area we don’t get unexpected visitors often. Most who come to visit make arrangements beforehand to make sure we will be home and the day and time work for everyone. Most of our unexpected visitors happen around election time when a candidate might come around asking for our vote.

All of our other visitors are limited to the birds and squirrels that visit our feeders. These are not unexpected because we fill the feeders to encourage them to stop by.

This is all leading up to something that happened the other day. I noticed that the bird feeder was empty so I picked up the container of seed we keep by the door, opened the door, and was ready to step out onto the porch.

Imagine my surprise when I looked at the end of our driveway and saw someone standing there that I never expected to see in our yard. I called Kathy and we both stood there watching as he approached the house and then stepped up on our porch.

Where you came from I do not know.
Seeing you was unexpected.
You are not from the neighborhood.
I knows who lives around me.
Did you come from the top of the hill?
A good two mile hike by anyone's standard.
Were you seeking someone or just out for a walk?
You were quite vocal though I understood not a word.
I left you alone. Did yo go back home?
Safe and sound after your morning outing.


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16 responses to “An Unexpected Visitor

  1. Terje

    This looks like one curious royal chicken. And she sure poses well.

  2. P.S. Be sure to visit Fran Haley’s blog today!

  3. britt

    Wow! The chicken got so close, too. What a fun surprise 🙂

  4. How funny! Did you ever figure out where she came from?

  5. Lainie Levin

    Wow! Chickens out on a joyride around the neighborhood. Sounds like a great buddy flick! =))

    • I would love to know where he was going and what he was looking for. Maybe a story could come out of this. Diane also suggested I read Fran’s post, which I did. Definitely a strange coincidence.

  6. Lainie Levin

    Also, you really, really, REALLY need to check out Fran Haley’s Slice from today. #StrangeUniverse #GreatMinds

  7. I thought it might be a wild turkey, Bob, so I did not expect a chicken.

  8. Aha! What a build-up! Chickens rising up everywhere, taking over the world! I so enjoyed reading this and your photos are fabulous. My escaped lovebirds were suspicious of me and wouldn’t let me too close.

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