A video of an ostrich running down a busy street in Pakistan's Karachi is doing rounds on social media with netizens sharing the video with their thoughts.
The ostrich, reportedly, escaped a private zoo in Karachi after water flooded into its shelter in the park. The bird ran across a road in the city's Korangi No. 4 area, according to the police. Officials said, as ostriches are afraid of water, this one fled from the park after water entered his enclosure.
In the viral video, the bird can be seen running frantically in the middle of a street amidst heavy traffic, overtaking the vehicles on its way. When the flightless bird tried to change lanes, a few bikes could be seen slowing down or changing their directions to avoid hitting the ostrich. Local police said that the zoo workers later managed to capture the bird safely and brought it back to its enclosure.
The video, however, attracted a lot of funny reactions, with Twitterati comparing the incident to the movie 'Jumanji'. Another user pointed out that the bird was adhering to traffic lights, but gave no indication while changing lanes.
Atleast the ostrich is adhering to traffic laws. But no indicator when leaving lane!?— Burak (@Timbuktu87) January 6, 2021
Jumanji 3— ≼∜Alexaℕdeℝ≽ (@R3dGreenWhite) January 6, 2021
Ja simran Ja jeele apni zindagi— ibad (@isyedibad) January 6, 2021
Bilawal bhutto running away from his responsibility— Khan (@The_Pashtoon_) January 7, 2021
He's an esteemed member of the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan! Poor guy is running late! He has the important job of going to office and sticking his head in the sand! H.E. Quereshi is waiting to imitate him!— Yash Acharya (@yash__acharya) January 8, 2021
IT employee applying for diwali leaves in January.— vipin (@vpndotcom) January 8, 2021
Must be some big personality from PAK. Even for a morning jog he is out there with his bodyguards on bikes...— MM Jain (@JainMm) January 8, 2021
Many others expressed concern as the fear-stricken ostrich could have been easily hurt by the vehicles.
the poor bird must've been terrified. I hope it's safe— Haider (@HaiderGhaznavi) January 6, 2021
Clearly seeing it was on trouble 😔😔😔😔— Prankrishna Dey (@PrankrishnaDey) January 7, 2021
Sad simply sad.— 🐾Dimple Raj🌈 (@idimpleraj) January 7, 2021
Poor thing— The Optimistic Nihilist (@irony_spotter) January 8, 2021