WATCH: Ostrich Escapes Cage, Runs Amok in Southwest China

By Ryan Gandolfo, August 12, 2019

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Who let the ostrich out?

That was the question on many folks’ minds after a large bird was seen running around a town in Southwest China earlier this month. 

Video footage of a 2-meter-tall sprinting ostrich made the rounds online, showing the awkward-shaped animal running through the streets of Shiping county in Yunnan province. According to local reports, the bird was frightened by guests who were paying a visit to the ostrich owner, and immediately took off, running through the town’s bustling streets. 

Watch below to see this bird hightail it (VPN off):

The compilation video of the ostrich scampering around town has nearly 80 million views as of press time. But while its an utter joy to watch online, in reality we imagine a large animal charging in your general direction would cause quite a fright. 

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One resident told local reporters, “It just came by in a flash, as soon as I saw it I was startled. I thought it was a horse, so I went to get a closer look and realized it was an ostrich.” An elderly woman at the flower market also shared her encounter with the flightless bird, saying, “We were here buying flowers and then caught a glimpse of the ostrich coming out of nowhere, it ran past us very quickly.”

The ostrich was eventually caught by its owner and brought back home, but not before it got that sweet, sweet taste of freedom. Don’t be surprised if we see this ostrich on the loose again.

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[Cover image: screengrab via QQ]

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