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Runaway ostrich recorded racing traffic in China

The domesticated male ostrich lives with a female ostrich at its owner's home.

By Ben Hooper

JIHUA CITY, China, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- An escaped ostrich in China's Zhejiang province was caught on camera running at the side of a stretch of highway and racing cars passing by a toll gate.

The video footage, captured Monday, shows the 6-foot-tall ostrich running through a toll gate in Jihua City and racing cars at the side of the road.

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The ostrich ran in front of a truck at one point, nearly causing a collision.

Police said they were able to wrangle the flightless bird and escort it off the highway.

The owner of the ostrich said it is a domesticated male bird and lives with a female ostrich at his home.

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