Claire Lennon, 38, of Berkshire County, England, said Sarah the chicken snatched the earring, a gift from her partner, Adam de Marco, while perching on her shoulder and veterinarians determined the ring was trapped in the chicken's stomach and could only be removed with a potentially fatal surgery, The Telegraph reported Monday.
"The vet said he could operate to recover the earring, but that might kill Sarah, which would devastate our 6-year-old daughter Mia, who dotes on the chicken.
"So we'll have to wait till Sarah gets old and dies, but they live to a ripe old age -- we are probably looking at another eight years before I get my earring back."
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