‘Hi, I’d like to report an accident to my insurer please. My car hit an ostrich last night.’
A conversation more likely to be heard elsewhere across the world, but certainly not in Zhangzhou, Fujian province. It all happened when an ostrich was caught on security camera at around 7pm, running against the traffic at the speed of, well, ostrich.
In the time it took to catch the ostrich, the bird managed to knock over a motorcyclist and get hit by two cars. But don’t worry, he wasn’t hurt very badly; in fact, the ostrich probably did more damage to the cars. A few seconds after being knocked over by the car and just as people move in to help, it just springs up and continues sprinting against the flow of traffic, doing what it does best.
The video also shows a hilariously detailed and intricate plan of the ostrich’s journey that was released by local police, according to whom the ostrich ran a full six kilometres before anyone managed to pin him down. Can’t blame them though. “How to Tame Your Ostrich” probably isn’t in the local authority manual.
After local zookeepers managed to catch it, the ostrich was taken to the zoo. It’s hard to imagine that the ostrich had gone through such traumatic events, for the very next day he was seen just chilling out, maxing, relaxing all cool, and shooting some b-ball (in)side of the zoo.
But here’s the twist. According to Fujian News, he didn’t actually escape from the zoo. He had never been in the zoo. So, where did he come from? And why is he here? Should you be scared? Yes: