Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Ostrich Fever: Bringing Da Pain
Ostrich on loose tramples car in bid for freedom
NICOSIA (Reuters) - A runaway ostrich that eluded police caused severe damage when it attacked a Mercedes car during a three-hour rampage.
You know I published this primarily because it's so rare that you get to see the word "ostrich" in the same sentence with "rampage"
"Somehow it got out of its pen. We sent two patrols after it, but in the meantime it caused some damage to the hood and bumper of a Mercedes before we caught it," a police official in Cyprus said.
The ostrich caused considerable damage when it pounced on the car, The Daily Phileleftheros reported.
Ok, hold it.
The Daily Phileftheros?
That's goofy enough to erase the horrific image of a giant bird "pouncing" on my Mercedes.
Still, despite the fact that they can weigh 600 pounds, can run 70 mph, and apparently have something against German engineering, Ostriches aren't nearly as scary as some other avians in the news. For example: