First published Friday 23 January 2015 in News
Last updated 09:18 Friday 23 January 2015by Katy Griffin, Reporter
A LARGE bird was found on the run in the West Moors area of East Dorset.
The large bird, similar to an ostrich, was found roaming in the area, and appears to be well and uninjured but no one has been able to get close enough to be sure.
The rhea was found trapped between two lines of fencing and after being carefully herded to safety, is now being held on a farm in the area.
RSPCA staff are monitoring the bird while searching for where it might have come from and are very keen to reunite it with its owner as soon as possible.
RSPCA animal welfare officer Sue Brooks said: “I’ve been an officer for over ten years and I’ve never seen a rhea in the area! We’ve had wallabies before, but this is a new one.