Ostrich Runs Free on Saudi Arabia Streets

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Not quite a public menace, not quite a deer crossing, but definitely a roadblock: a confused ostrich somehow ended up on the streets of Saudi Arabia this week. According to The (U.K.) Guardian, this footage was taken in the town of Abha, where a driver managed to capture the bird's unusual course. Exactly how the animal ended up caught in traffic in unknown, but some believe the ostrich escaped from a nearby farm. While the unusual sight did cause some gridlock, neither man nor ostrich were hurt during the strange episode.

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nsharonluk

Stupid, cruel Arabs...... laughing at a terrified creature. To be expected of those idiots......

May 04 2012 at 11:05 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ShellyAnn Hall

oooza ozerrrrsss speed ball....

May 04 2012 at 11:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Libby

Why are people just hitting it with their cars?? To deter it from the road? That seems rather cruel...

May 04 2012 at 10:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
geocachelinda66

That poor bird must of been terrified...

May 04 2012 at 9:48 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rosemaree124

Sorry, Wongtpa, that's a boy ostrich. The girls are a lighter, brownish shade. What a great video, though! Those birds can MOTOR!

May 03 2012 at 11:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Seriously, If this was such a rare event, all traffic SHOULD have come to a complete stop, for its SAFETY's sake. BIG BIRD was looking pretty tuckered and was even hit by one of the MANIACS chasing him. Evidently animal welfare is not universal. What a great shot of two legged POWER!

May 03 2012 at 9:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mmargosmom

hahahahahahah. I have this friend named sarah who has a really long neck and blond hair. She has big blue eyes and we compared her to an ostrich. I think the ostrich is adorable. PEACE OUT HOMIES : )

May 03 2012 at 9:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
normandyv

I'd run from Saudi Arabia too!

May 03 2012 at 8:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
broadnaxsai

If this ostrich were running on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway, (BQE) Grand Central Expressway or the Long Island Expressway, (LIE) we'd be watching a video of the gory kind. These birds are not pretty at all.

May 03 2012 at 8:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
BR

It's a new economical compact car, off the assembly line.. For better fuel mileage, use a pelican drive. :-)

May 03 2012 at 7:21 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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