Don’t panic: This is just a regular chicken on a farm in Osage, Iowa. (Photo: Scott Olson, Getty Images)
What the cluck?
Early Sunday morning, when most of the Internet was taking a break from their obsession with the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, they were likely having nightmares about a giant chicken. It started on Twitter, when a user with the handle @LifesBook_Ceo shared this clip:
No, this isn’t footage from Jurassic Park, or someone in costume (as many users on Twitter understandably thought). It is an actual chicken. In fact, stick around until the end of the video and you’ll spot a second, large chicken.
Naturally, this beast has ruffled Twitter’s feathers.
However, some are still not convinced this is real, because it’s the Internet, of course:
The average weight of a chicken varies on the breed, but chickens can weigh as little as 1.5 pounds or as much as eight pounds. In the case of this monster fowl, several Twitter users have deduced it’s a Brahma chicken. Females weigh as much as 14 pounds, while the males can weigh up to 18 pounds, according to The Livestock Conservancy, an organization focused on animal conservation.
Mashable reports the original video was likely posted to a Facebook group which appears devoted to chickens like the Brahma. The group page is also great nightmare fuel for those seeking more images of giant chickens.
Speaking of giant animals, we can’t help but remind you of this classic: The Florida alligator that looks like a dinosaur. You know you want to watch it.
Florida is known for gator sightings, but this one is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.
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