NASHVILLE (WSMV) - Nashville is known for its hot chicken, but typically not for chicken running around downtown!

A hen caused quite a commotion in the north Gulch area on Thursday morning.

Phil Breedlove, who was in a nearby office building, caught the whole ruckus on camera.

In the videos, you can see the chicken getting chased near the intersection of Dr. MLK Jr. Boulevard and 12th Avenue North. The bird also blocked traffic along 11th Avenue North.

Eventually, after many attempts, officials were able to take the hen into custody. Click here to watch video taken by Owen Heuston of officers chasing the chicken.

Officer Frank Campbell eventually lured in the fowl with a Little Debbie's oatmeal cream pie.

An official with Metro Animal Control said they will keep the chicken until an animal rescue organization can claim it.

Of course, this isn't the first time an animal has caused a scene in Nashville. Last month, a coyote made its way into the Music City Center.

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Kara is an Emmy Award-winning digital producer. She is a Cincinnati native and an alumna of the University of South Carolina. She previously worked at WRDW-TV in Augusta, Ga., before moving to Nashville five years ago to work at WSMV-TV.

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