Florida Keys chicken loves to paddleboard

ISLAMORADA, Fla. - You may only see this in the Florida Keys -- a pet chicken who likes to paddleboard!

The hen's owner, Karly Venezia, said she enjoys excursions on the water with "Loretta."

The 1-year-old chicken has no fear of the open water and calmly sits at the front of the paddleboard and gazes at the water.

 

"Loretta's very curious and follows us around the yard. Living in the Florida Keys, we like to get out on the water, so it only seemed natural to us to take Loretta paddleboarding and boating and things that we do with our dogs," said Venezia.

"Loretta" the chicken looks right at home on her owner's paddleboard.

"Paddleboarding's very calming, and I like hanging out with Loretta. She's an awesome pet to have. So for us I think coming out here and getting to enjoy the beautiful sunsets is what makes living in the Keys so special," said Venezia.

Courtesy Florida Keys News Bureau and NBC News Channel