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An ostrich was captured on CCTV as it dodged traffic and weaved in and out of lanes on one of the busiest highways in Zhangzhou City, China. 9 News posted the video which captured the ostrich running alongside rush hour traffic. It was hit by a car, then bounced back only to be hit again. Amazingly, the ostrich was unhurt and was taken in by a zoo in the Southeast of China. The flightless bird's origins are a mystery, as no one has come forward to claim the errant avian.

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      mccloudnj
      • 1 Year Ago
      I agree, 9RRs, that bird is definitely NOT unhurt. But on the other hand, the Chinese nation is not known for its compassion to animals, and I'm sorry if it sounds like I'm stereotyping, but it's true.
      liondog96
      • 1 Year Ago
      Another sign of human overpopulation. Nature will come up with more diseases. Imagine 6.5 billion crocodiles----or ostriches in this case roaming around----worse off----killing, raping, embezzlement, you name it.
      9RRs
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ahh Hello "nothing wrong with bird" His wings look broken plus he did get hit by 2 cars.. Hello!
      eghnw27
      • 1 Year Ago
      WISH THERE WERE MORE HOURS IN THE DAY SO I HAD TIME TO GIVE WAITING FOR THE NEWS ARTICLES ETC TO LOAD SO WE COULD READ THEM, BUT SO FAR, NO LUCK. ALSO THE JERKINESS OF THEIR LOADING IS EYE TROUBLING AND CAUSES ONE TO WANT TO CLICK OFF BECAUSE OF DANGER TO THE EYES. I HOPE BY THE SIXTH OF THE MONTH ALL THESE THINGS WILL BE CLEARED UP AS I AM PAYING FOR BETTER SERVICE THAN THIS AND HAVE BEEN FOR TWO YEARS. THAT IS NOT TO LET THE GAMES FAULTS OUT OF THE EQUATION AS THEY TOO ARE PATHETI. CAN'T GET THE ONE YOU REALLY WANT AND YET THEY OFFIER THEM AND THEY ARE FREE. I HAVE TO WONDER JUST HOW FREE ANYTHING IS ON AOL ANYMORE. SERVICE POOR ALL THE WAY AROUND
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yep, no serious injuries, just limping and a broken wing or two, dizzy, and disorientated. It is just FINE!
      mansonjak
      • 1 Year Ago
      That is really crazy and I hope no one got hurt. That would not be good if anyone was to hit that ostrich. That would definitely mess you up and wreck your car. Jak Manson | http://arnoldsmithins.com/auto-and-vehicle-insurance_300.html
      RouteUS66Busload
      • 1 Year Ago
      Part of the new "Last Days" sightings?
      lefthandtape
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like Michelle Obama j walking!!
      patrick
      • 1 Year Ago
      This was news 14 days ago
      jeanblake80
      • 1 Year Ago
      That is crazy! Looks like it would be an amusing way to get through the boredom of traffic though. Jean | http://www.wyattinsuranceca.com
      gposner29
      • 1 Year Ago
      Honey I'll be late because there's this Ostrich on the road and ......honey....honey...are you still there?
      Bryan Flake
      • 1 Year Ago
      That is insane! That could kill your car. That is like hitting a moose or an elk! CRAZY! bryanflake1984| http://www.collinginsurance.com/home-insurance.aspx
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Bryan Flake
        That is too funny! Where in the world would the ostrich come from! Hope everything turned out alright! Ruth James | http://www.monaais.com
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