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Watch an Ostrich Chase Down Two Cyclists Because It Can

Mar 07, 2016
Cyclists Being Chased By An Ostrich

The funniest thing you'll see today... via ViralHog

Posted by UNILAD on Sunday, March 6, 2016

The ostrich is the world's largest bird, and while it doesn't fly, it can cover a lot of ground in a single stride. So while you may have forgotten that ostriches can run up to 43 miles an hour, it's a lesson these two bicyclists aren't soon to forget.

In a video making the rounds on the Internet after being posted by Unilad on Facebook, a seemingly irate ostrich chases down two spandex clad cyclists as they make their way down a road. While they try to outrace the bird, according to the National Wildlife Foundation, ostriches can run faster "than Lance Armstrong in a time trial." The jumbo birds are capable of motoring on for 10 miles straight at a clip of 30 miles an hour, which is fast enough to earn an ostrich a speeding ticket in a school zone.

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