Run-away South American rhea spotted in Crow country

10:04 22 April 2014

A rhea like this is on the loose in Crow country

A rhea like this is on the loose in Crow country

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A six-foot tall run-away bird which can sprint at speeds of up to 40mph has been spotted in Crow country.

The South American rhea, named Rita, escaped from her owner’s home near Brent Pelham almost a month ago.

After several sightings in the Anstey area, she has now been seen at Barkway Park Golf course.

The RSPCA is advising people to keep their distance from the flightless bird.

A spokesman said: “Rheas are large birds and have the potential to be dangerous as they are strong, fast and have sharp claws.

“Our advice to the general public is keep well away and call us or the police on 101 if they see the bird.”

*Have you seen the rhea? Call 07785 616246 or email news@royston-crow.co.uk.

1 comment

  • joke of the day,RSPCA are saying keep your distance,Well if that can run 40mph and its heading your way,try keeping your DISTANCE.LOL

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    Keith Hunt

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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