Monday 22 September 2008

Rhea loose in Cheshire

Beware on the roads of Cheshire for 'big bird'!  A 5ft Rhea has escaped from a property in Culcheth, Warrington.
It is not dangerous but motorists and cyclists have been warned by local police as it could cause a traffic accident. The rhea, a native of South America is a flightless bird but they do have strong rear legs that have quite a punch. Smaller than an ostridge rheas are only dangerous when they are protecting young and are known to charge at humans.  

If you are lucky enough to spot the rhea please call the Cheshire police 0845 458 0000 or the RSPCA.  Alternatively sign up for our Bolivia Animal sanctuary project to see one in the flesh!

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