On the evening of May 13, Beijing police were given an unusual mission: to track down and trap an escaped ostrich that was running free around near Changying Subway station.
Astonished motorists watched as the two meter tall bird sprinted through heavy traffic, with three police cars flashing their emergency lights in hot pursuit.
After chasing the bird for a few laps, the ostrich was finally forced to a standstill by the police with the aid of helpful passersby, and returned to its owner.
It turns out that the ostrich took flight through a faulty section of the fence surrounding the ostrich farm where it lived, after noise from a nearby construction site spooked it.
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