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The Big Bird costume, beak open in what we hope is a puppet smile, after being discovered.

The Massive Hen costume, beak open in what we hope is a puppet smile, after being discovered.
Screenshot: 7News Australia

Final week, a pair of thieves kidnapped a Massive Hen costume from a Sesame Road circus current in Adelaide, Australia. We’re glad to report that the Hen swimsuit has been returned to its home. We’re rather more glad, to report that the native 7News Adelaide has tweeted a video exhibiting the Sesame Road character’s return that’s rather more eerie than one could rely on footage of an unlimited, empty costume lying abandoned in the dark to be.

As just a little little bit of background, one different, a lot much less unnervingly silent clip from 7News and an accompanying write-up explains how the Massive Hen costume was discovered propped up in opposition to {{an electrical}} subject inside the early morning remaining Wednesday. The swimsuit, which is valued by the Sesame Road Circus Spectacular at $160,000 (presumably AUD), disappeared from the current solely days sooner than it confirmed up as soon as extra. It was returned by two males “seen carrying darkish clothes” who dumped the costume near Adelaide’s Bonython Park. The Hen boys left behind “a handwritten observe apologizing for the theft … within the chicken’s beak” that reads “we had no thought what we had been doing or what our actions would trigger.”

“We had been simply having a tough time and had been attempting to cheer ourselfs [sic] up,” the observe continued. “We had a good time with Mr. Hen, he’s an amazing man and no hurt got here to our buddy. So sorry to be such an enormous birden!” It was signed, “Sincerely, The Massive Hen Bandits.”

Whereas the Hen’s homeowners are joyful for its return, 7News’s Twitter clip took a additional meditative check out the toll the experience has taken on every Adelaide and Massive Hen himself. An individual inspects the beak, removes the legs, and plumbs the depths of the costume’s feathery ass. All of the whereas, Massive Hen stares dead-eyed and mouth agape into the hole. Finally, he’s filmed in movement as soon as extra, waving listlessly at people strolling earlier. “Ah, Massive Hen!” someone yells from offscreen. “Glad to have you ever again, bud!” Actual birds chirp inside the distance as he walks down the sidewalk, away from the digital digital camera.

One method or the opposite, no particular person has edited this video however to include Eraserhead background noise or a plaintive piano melody. However give it time. Simply as Massive Hen himself will need space to work by means of his kidnapping experience, so, too, does the online require a short while longer sooner than it’s ready to point out the data B-roll into one factor rather more haunting than the raw clip.

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