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Dozens of escaped ostriches run amok in China

January 12, 2022 | Comment icon 4 comments

Ostriches are not the gentlest of birds... Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Brooke Novak
The streets of Chongzuo City were filled with large flightless birds at the weekend after 80 ostriches escaped from a local farm.
Being the largest birds on planet Earth, ostriches - which can grow up to 2.8 meters tall - can be quite daunting to encounter, especially given their penchant for pecking people with their beaks.

Imagine, then, walking down the street in Chongzuo City in China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region at the weekend only to find yourself face to face with a whole herd of them.

This was the scenario that played out on Saturday when 80 of the enormous birds escaped from a local farm after someone left a gate unlocked.
Footage of the birds sprinting through the streets quickly ended up on social media.

It's uncertain exactly who was responsible or if they will face prosecution, however local police were eventually able to round up the birds and escort them back to the farm.

Fortunately there were no reports of injuries as a result of the debacle.

Source: UPI.com | Comments (4)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by jethrofloyd 4 months ago
The ostrich apocalypse!
Comment icon #2 Posted by Eldorado 4 months ago
The ostrich soup bonanza! 80 escaped but how many made it back alive?
Comment icon #3 Posted by Jon the frog 4 months ago
Make me think of jurassic park...
Comment icon #4 Posted by NCC1701 4 months ago
Life after People.

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