The crocodile hunter had finally given up hope that his precocious jungle fowl would return from her latest roaming. She has a bad habit of wandering off into the woods and not returning at night to the safety of the barn. She hasn't been seen in over a week, and we all figured a fox, coyote or one of the many local dogs had made a meal of her. Until this morning.
Apparently she was simply fed up with the daily theft of her eggs, and like Jemima Puddle-duck, she wanted to sit! And sit she must have, because this morning she proudly marched back to the barn with 7 little chicks in tow.