Footage of a wild ostrich running down a highly trafficked Saudi Arabian highway was splashed across the Internet the last few days, but why?
Does every quirky event in people's lives now have to be taped and placed on the Internet for the entire world to view?
The video of the eight-foot-tall flightless fowl darting through traffic, dodging motorists, is pretty amusing, but it's also a little sick. In fact, none of the Saudi Arabian motorists pull over to help the hapless bird, and some actually appear to veer into the bird's path.
One driver captured the bizarre scene on his cell phone cam, and thousands of people have viewed the footage on YouTube.
In fairness to the drivers, ostriches can be dangerous, and may even attack humans if they feel they are threatened. The flightless birds tower over humans, and can run at speeds up to 40 miles per hour, as the video can attest. This particular ostrich weighed in at 400 pounds, and most likely was an escapee of a nearby farm.