Portland Oregon police were told there was a chicken and it was attempting to cross the road.

In fact, the citizen who called the police non-emergency line on Monday evening reported that the chicken's efforts to cross a road in a north Portland neighborhood were bringing traffic nearly to a standstill.

He assured the dispatcher he was not joking.

Police arrived and could not find the chicken in question. So the question remains unanswered since police were unable to determine the chicken's motives.

Perhaps another time.