Brenda Lemons was outside watering her flowers when she heard her dog, Punkie, barking. It was around 8:15 a.m. Thursday, May 30 when she decided to investigate. What she found was a guineafowl on her yard.
"I had never seen her before," said Lemons. "She just wandered on my yard. She wasn’t bothering anybody, but I had no clue where she came from."
The guinea was spotted on Washington Street in Marshfield and lingered around four houses, including Lemons' residence.
"I was trying to watch for drivers as she crossed the street to the other houses," said Lemons. "I didn't want her getting killed. I don’t like watching things like that get killed."
While he didn’t know where the guinea came from, Kelly Davidson, a postal worker who delivers mail on Washington Street, was able to identify the breed.
"Guineas eat bugs and ticks," said Davidson. "That's their ideal diet. I have seen chickens here in town. Some people on the other side of Washington have some chickens, but I didn’t know they had a guinea."
Lemons said she hasn’t seen the guinea on her yard since she first spotted it on Thursday.
"The guinea was still on my yard that afternoon," said Lemons. "I watched her for a little while, but then I went back inside my house. I haven’t seen her around since."