A CHICKEN was found trying to sneak into the Pentagon before being apprehended by security on Monday morning.
Officers with the Animal Welfare League of Arlington were called to the scene.
The group posted a statement to Facebook after the chicken was rescued.
“Apparemment, the answer to “why did the chicken cross the road” est…. to get to the Pentagon?!
“Very early this morning, this chicken was caught sneaking around the security area at the Pentagon (we’re not kidding) and our officers were called to come pick her up.
“Sgt Ballena brought her safely to the shelter where she’ll stay until we find a new home for her!
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“Now we need a name for her – suggestions welcomed!”
The post was shared more than 250 times and received 350 comments with name suggestions.
Some of the name suggestions included Ballena’s Gallina Spy, CHOTUS, et Cendrillon.
The winning name was Henny Penny, which was recommended by multiple people.
The chicken has gained enough attention that Jimmy Fallon even performed a song about the bird on his show.
Animal Welfare League of Arlington shared an update post today.
“bien, Henny Penny is officially famous – la nuit dernière, Jimmy Fallon performed a song about her on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon!
“Henny Penny is so honored that he wrote a song about her!
“She loves it…but she has some feeling about the BBQ sauce line as you can see. But she says she’ll overlook that.”