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Viral Moment: 'Guard' Chicken Chases Squirrel From Home

A heroic hen chased away a squirrel she thought was threatening her roost.
Posted at 12:51 PM, Oct 22, 2014

This Golden Campine chicken, Francie, is ruler of the roost and has apparently taken it upon herself to be the family's guard dog — er, chicken.

Just watch as she chases away a "ferocious" squirrel who was probably out to hurt her family. We're being dramatic.

"Get 'em!"

The little chicken that could, right?

Her owner, Angie, told us on Facebook this was the first time she had seen Francie chase a squirrel and that she did it several other times just that day.

Although she did say she thinks Francie was just playing, not trying to harm the squirrel.

Angie has 10 chickens total but told us Francie is definitely "the top hen in the henhouse." Chickens chasing squirrels is a thing we didn't really know happened.

But to be fair, we've seen our fair share of videos and pics of squirrels eating chicken, so maybe that's where the rivalry comes from.

This video includes video and images from Angie Sapik, April / CC BY NC SA 2.0 and the_green_squirrel / CC BY NC SA 2.0.