By CBSBoston.com Staff

BOSTON (CBS) – It remains unclear why the chicken crossed the road. But in this case, a Good Samaritan made sure they did so safely.

The MSPCA at Nevins Farm said a 3-week-old chick named Peanut that weighs just over three ounces was attempting to cross busy Route 1 in Saugus.

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A passerby scooped the chick up, and brought Peanut to the MSPCA Boston adoption center.

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Peanut was found on Route 1 in Saugus. (Image Credit: MSPCA-Angell)

The organization said it is a “minor miracle” that Peanut was spotted and saved.

“It still amazes us that he wasn’t hit by a car, especially since he’s nearly impossible to spot from behind the wheel,” Rachel Diersen of MSPCA at Nevins Farm said.

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The MSPCA said this time of year they often see an increase in bird surrenders.

CBSBoston.com Staff