Somerville police crow about rescuing chicken

Officer Marc DiFava shows off a rescued chicken on the Somerville police website.

Somerville Police Department

Officer Marc DiFava shows off a rescued chicken on the Somerville police website.

Beyond crossing the road, no one is sure why a chicken was stuck in a Somerville snowbank Tuesday night, police said.

Somerville police received a call around 7 p.m. of a “chicken stuck in a snowbank” near the Elm Street Shaw’s supermarket employee parking lot, said ­Deputy Chief Paul Upton of the Somerville police.


“Officer [Marc] DiFava bravely jumped into action and saved the chicken from certain peril,” police said on their website, which featured a photo of a Somerville police officer smiling and holding what appears to be the ­rescued chicken.

It is not clear how or why the chicken was stuck in the snowbank, nor what was done with the chicken after the rescue.

“I would say this is not a common event in our city,” said Upton. “We rescue dogs and cats. but I think this might be the first chicken we’ve ever seen.”

Lauren Dezenski can be reached at lauren.dezenski@
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