Wait, is that what we think it is?
An ostrich ran loose in a Quezon City gated community today, bringing unusual comic relief to Filipinos stressed by the pandemic.
The flightless fowl was captured on video by Dino Rivera, who wrote, “I have seen weird things in my life but this one ranks up there.”
“I was on a scooter; it might think I’m her husband,” he joked.
Watch the video below, which has been shared almost 17,000 times, and see the bird gracefully running on the street.
Filipinos were amused by the sight of the bolting bird, such as @fentybz, who wrote, “[I] just wanna be as free as this ostrich in quezon city.”
i just wanna be as free as this ostrich in quezon city pic.twitter.com/dYZQkORf1v
— َ (@fentybz) August 4, 2020
“The ostrich in Quezon City is the new evidence that the planet is really healing,” joked @gabrant001.
The ostrich in Quezon City is the new evidence that the planet is really healing. pic.twitter.com/jyZ0xOT6Ko
— Ping Guerrero (@gabrant001) August 4, 2020
Someone using the handle @sabelmorte wrote, “Ostrich running loose in Quezon City is the best news so far.”
Ostrich running loose in Quezon City is the best news so far. (:
— ysa #defendfrontliners (@sabelmorte) August 4, 2020
Meanwhile, a report from Teleradyo said the bird had been captured, but Filipinos were stressed to see it pinned down and told authorities not to hurt the animal.
Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.
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