Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter
Connect your Digital Journal account with Facebook or Twitter to use this feature.
Connect
Log In Sign Up
Comments   Listen   Print   article:324167:9::0
In the Media

article imageVideo: 'Roadrunner' ostrich runs amok in Saudi Arabian traffic

A footage of an ostrich running amok on the busy streets of the Saudi Arabian town of Abha has been posted online. The ostrich, which may have escaped from a nearby farm, looks very confused and scared of the unfamiliar alien of automobiles.
The video was posted to YouTube by user DurrDeeDoo on April 30.
The 2 minute clip shows the 400lb "roadrunner" bounding down streets and darting between lanes and traffic with drivers swerving to avoiding collision. The Guardian reports the bird nearly caused a few accidents.
MSN.com observes that though it exhibits an impressive pace on the road, it seems to have no knowledge of basic traffic rules as it ignores the traffic signals, changing lanes randomly.
At a point in the clip, the 8ft animal bumps into a car, but so determined is it to escape that it leaps to its feet instantly and tears down the road.
The animal's fright is not helped by the fact that several drivers are attempting to catch up with it so they can capture it on their cellphones and hopefully produce a viral video.
Daily Mail reports that an eyewitness in the southern town of Abha, said: "It was running randomly among the cars, causing a traffic jam and attracting a big crowd."
Nobody seemed to know where the ostrich came from though it was assumed that it escaped from a nearby farm.
article:324167:9::0
More about Ostrich, road runner, Saudi arabia
More news from
Latest News
Top News
Engage

Corporate

Help & Support

News Links

copyright © 2014 digitaljournal.com   |   powered by dell servers