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.