Taiwan ‘Chicken Little’ meets fate despite cute helmet

臉書原PO週三發布貼文,文中附上阿公家雞戴上安全帽的照片|This original Facebook post on Wednesday included a photo of grandpa's chickens wearing helmets. (Courtesy of Facebook/Lim Sheng Chieh)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Many people in Taiwan raise chickens in their backyards, including some amateur farmers who are always worried that something bad might happen to their beloved “pets.”

To support this argument, a Canadian recently posted Twitter some screenshots from an earlier post by a poultry farmer’s son who shared some tips on how to protect chickens from being crushed by durians.

The twitter user wrote with a smile: “This is really Taiwan! That’s really going to kill me!”

The original Facebook post on Wednesday included a photo of some chickens wearing helmets with the caption: “Every year, my grandpa’s chickens are killed by durian, so I brought him a gift this summer.

The original Facebook post on Wednesday included a photo of his grandpa’s chickens wearing helmets. (Courtesy of Facebook/Lim Sheng Chieh)

However, as the last photo of the post revealed, even a chicken wearing a helmet can’t avoid a durian’s unexpected “attack.”

However, as the last photo of the post reveals, even a chicken wearing a helmet can’t avoid the durian’s relentless attack. (Courtesy of Facebook/Lim Sheng Chieh)

“Unfortunately it didn’t really make a difference,” the post read.

The twitter user reposted the comment and wrote: “This post on Facebook is killing me. It’s so Taiwan.” Besides, he also thoughtfully translated the original post from Chinese to English, which attracted over 1,300 likes and 520 retweets in less than a day.

Many commented on this story: “I’m dying,” while another said, “OMG, this is both hilarious and sad.” Another commented: “Happily, Issac Newton was not born a Taiwanese, or the law of gravity may never have been discovered.”