Originally Posted by PistolRogue
You know, now that you bring that up, if the kid volunteered for the search party, perhaps that's further evidence of the possibility that Otis DIDN'T tell anyone about finding a little girl zombie. I still don't find it believable that Otis wouldn't have talked about it, but if the kid volunteered, it would imply he didn't know.
I get the feeling that Hershel mislead all (or most of his people) whether he means to or not. I don't think he tells the kid much of anything.