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Ostrich-like rhea on loose in Beaver County

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By The Associated Press
Friday, March 29, 2013, 11:06 a.m.
 

Police in Beaver County have been on the lookout for an ostrich-like bird known as a rhea that recently escaped from its farm.

Farm owner Liz Low says the birds are docile and that the missing animal apparently got free by jumping a fence earlier this week.

North Sewickley Township police said the bird — believed to be about 5 feet tall and 80 pounds — remained at large Friday morning. It's been spotted frequently in some woods along Route 65.

Police called the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium for advice on rustling the bird and were told to contact the National Aviary in Pittsburgh. Police say a special animal recovery team from Allegheny County might be brought in to help.

 

 
 


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