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April 17, 2019


The South Staffordshire Police said they responded Monday night to a report of an ostrich on the loose in Wombourne and arrived to find a wandering rhea bird -- a smaller cousin of the ostrich.

(Thanks to Ralph)


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According to Wikipedia a Rhea bird can run up to 40 mph. That must have been an interesting foot chase.

One smaller cousin running loose in Wombourne and the news media goes crazy.

Struthioniform, Rheiform

tomato, tomaato

Seen one ratite, you've seen 'em all.

Ratites can be quite dangerous...

But the rat-a-tat-tat-ites can be even more of a threat.

All giant flightless birds look alike to me.

It was misidentified at first because it was in the wingless protection program.

The Rhea was released after producing a valid Florida driver's license.

To follow a wandering, wandering rhea was a song by the Byrds, I believe.

Classic Rod Hall and his emu

And then Chris Rhea song "The Road to Hell" starts playing in the background.

And somewhere, in the distance, a squirrel was watching...

Someone has a gone rhea.

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