As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Monday, 5 March 2018


6ft ostrich-like bird at large in Devon has locals in a flap after menacing kids and horses
The 6ft South American fugitive is accused of ambushing horse-riding youngsters as its owner is said to have given up trying to catch it

By Alex West
23rd February 2018, 2:52 am
Updated: 23rd February 2018, 1:41 pm

AN escaped ostrich-like bird has got locals spitting feathers after menacing drivers and kids.

The 6ft South American rhea, which can run at 40mph, has been a fugitive for weeks.

The 6ft rha bird has been spotted in fields near the A3052 / Staffords Cross near Seaton, East Devon

Its owner is said to have given up trying to catch it. Mums are furious because it keeps ambushing youngsters when they go horse-riding. Jessica Youens-Stunell, 39, said in Seaton, Devon: “My children and horses have been lucky they weren’t injured.”

She said the bird left her horses petrified.

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