Do you remember Mate the first?
We assumed she had fallen prey to the resident wild cat population in our neighborhood but we were mistaken. Mate the First is alive and well! A neighbor spotted her yesterday and we crept over ready to pounce . . . but chickens don't just flutter around, they really fly! As soon as she spotted us she flew 30 feet straight up into the tree branches above. Marco followed, but then away over the rooftop she flew!
We went scouting yesterday afternoon but saw not a sign of her.
She must be laying low :)