Suspect Arrested in Egg Case


To celebrate the release of my book, I’m running some “Memory Lane” posts from my years at Stringtown Rising Farm. I’m choosing some of my personal favorite funny animal stories–if you’ve been around a while, you may remember them, and if you’re new, you may have missed them. This story from three years ago is based around a recurring theme, both at this farm and at Stringtown Rising, of chickens hiding eggs. Casper was a growing pup at the time and was keeping the hens on their toes.

Stringtown, West Virginia.

A recent steep decline in egg production at a Stringtown facility was explained over the weekend when a large supply of nested products was uncovered by a farmer high atop haystacks.

Further inspection revealed the eggs, spread over two nests, numbered nearly three dozen. Investigators believe multiple hens were involved in the bootleg activity.

Previous production locations appeared to have been abandoned in the days preceding the discovery, though theft from the operation was suspected as a possible cause of the seeming decline in egg outlay. A person of interest in the case, Casper, known on the streets as Casper the Terrible, was identified early on by authorities.

Workers expressed outrage over the new egg removals, calling it yet another violation.

Speckled Hen: “I’m devastated. Now I have to start all over.”

Little Red Hen: “I’m calling my Congresshen.”

According to the farmer, the eggs belong to her.

The suspect denied all charges, though a body language expert detected deceit in his behavior.

Casper the Terrible was arrested and booked into the Stringtown Rising Farm porch penitentiary pending further questioning.

Or petting.


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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on October 15, 2013  

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  1. 10-15

    good morning!!!! :snoopy: my book is due to arrive from Amazon TODAY!!!!

  2. 10-15

    So cute, keep writing.

  3. 10-15

    a benign photo of an egg-sucking dog?

  4. 10-15

    I’m hoping my book ships today. It’s been on order at Amazon since March! Usually they ship them ahead so that they arrive on the day of publication. I’ll be checking the Amazon website for updates. Of course I cheated and read the book already on my Kindle. I figured that I can give the printed copy away as a Christmas present to my best friend, unless I decide to keep it and buy another for her.

  5. 10-15

    I ordered my book today! I had to wait until payday to order it, otherwise I would have gone with the pre-order. It’s due in my hands on the 18th! I can’t wait!!! I went with an actually book as opposed to putting it on my kindle, this way I can proudly display it on my bookshelf when I am not fondling it!!!

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