Police have rescued a chicken waiting to cross a busy road.

Motorists in Dundee took to Twitter on Friday (07.10.16) to express their concerns after seeing the animal waiting for its chance to dart across a busy road, according to The Courier newspaper.

It is usually the making for a joke but this time it is not known why the chicken was trying to cross the road.

One Twitter user said: ''Weird start to my day when there's a chicken next to me waiting to cross the road in Dundee.(sic).''

Another described the scenes as ''the funniest'' they had ever seen.

Scotland police confirmed the rescue and have since issued a statement, which read: ''Officers were in East Marketgait at 8.30am after reports of a chicken trying to cross the road and giving passing motorists cause for concern.

''The bird was traced safe and well and has been brought to our police station. The Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) has been contacted and will be attending to take care of the chicken until the owner is traced.''