“Gypsy Chickens” Evacuated in “Paper Burritos” As Hurricane Irma Rages (Viral Photo)

This is one image you don’t see too often. “Gypsy chickens” are being evacuated in “paper burritos,” to prevent fighting between the birds as Hurricane Irma approaches Florida.

CHICKEN EVACUATION Gotta love the people in Key West! Thank you to Local Selfie Celeb @Jayesh Mani for doing what the rest of us only wished for! 💙🌴🐓#onlyinkeywest

Posted by Key West Finest on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Miami Herald reports:

Residents of Key West, Florida, aren’t just taking steps to protect themselves from Hurricane Irma — they’re watching out for the town’s ‘gypsy chickens’ as well, a photo shows.

That effort is documented in a now-viral Facebook photo, which appears to show about ten chickens wrapped up in newspapers.

“CHICKEN EVACUATION,” the post from Key West Finest reads. “Gotta love the people in Key West! Thank you to Local Selfie Celeb Jayesh Mani for doing what the rest of us only wished for! #onlyinkeywest”

The ‘gypsy chickens’ of Key West are known to roam about the streets freely, according to Insider.

“Ummmm, I don’t think those chicken burritos are cooked enough….. Just sayin’…. LOL!,” wrote Samantha GR. “JK, I love the Key West Chickens! Glad they’ll be safe!”

Some commenters voiced concerns about the way the chickens were wrapped, wondering if there was a more humane way to transport them to safety.

Sint Maarten, the dutch side of the Caribbean island, is devastated by Hurricane Irma. Take a look at this stunning aerial footage shot by the Dutch Ministry of Defense

BNO reports:

Aerial footage released by the Dutch Ministry of Defense shows some of the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma in Sint Maarten, which encompasses the southern part of the island of Saint Martin and is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Hurricane Irma has left Barbuda and Antigua devastated. Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda revealed to ABS TV/Radio Antigua that “Barbuda is literally rubble.”

ibankcoin.com reports:

In what is being described as a ‘storm for the ages’, or Donald Trump’s grande distraction, Hurricane Irma burnt through the island of Barbuda today, leveling most of the country. According to its Prime Minister, 95% of the buildings in the country have been damaged or destroyed. The damage was so extensive and ‘unprecedented’, he said the island is now ‘barely habitable.’

“Barbuda is literally rubble,” Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda told an interviewer with ABS TV/Radio Antigua.

“The entire housing stock was damaged,” Browne said after visiting the island. “It is just a total devastation.”

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