Seen On An Alabama Hwy!
What would you do if you were driving on an Alabama Hwy at 55 miles an hour, then out of no where, comes not one but two of these huge birds?
You see cars in front of you frantically pulling over or coming to a complete stop in the middle of the road because of these of these birds running into traffic!
This actually happened to my Mom and niece yesterday in North Alabama! My Mom had no idea what it was, she said it could've been and Ostrich! My Niece thought it was a huge turkey! After a little investigating...we found out what it was! It was an Emu!! An Emu belongs to a group of flightless running birds known as ratites The ratite family includes the kiwi, ostrich, cassowary, and rhea, all birds found only in the Southern Hemisphere. The emu is the second-largest living bird in the world (the ostrich is the largest).
So my Mom came to a stop and the Emu ran full speed into her car and busted her headlight. She said the bird bounced into another car, shook itself off and ran into the woods! She and my niece are fine, Thank God!
So we also found out that they're someone's pets, I told my Mom to file a police report so that the owner can be held accountable! Those birds are too big to have running all over the place! Below is a picture of the damage to the car with feathers from the Emu. .