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Russian circus captures runaway ostrich

Sept. 9, 2011 at 11:41 AM   |   Comments

PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, Russia, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A Russian circus said it recaptured an albino ostrich three days after it escaped from a traveling show in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

Circus trainers said the ostrich was one of two that escaped Monday after workers left their pen open.

One of the runaways was caught within a few hours but the other remained on the loose, The Moscow Times reported Friday.

The fugitive bird, which the circus warned the public to avoid, was spotted Thursday by a man walking his dog. He alerted the circus on a hotline and the ostrich's trainer arrived and took the bird back to the circus in a taxi.

The man who reported the ostrich will receive a $680 reward, the circus said.

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