Ostrich causes R56 000 havoc in coastal holiday town

2014-05-20 09:26
Cape Town – A late afternoon drive in the picturesque West Coast holiday town of Yzerfontein turned into a bit of a nightmare for a couple, when a ostrich charged and attacked their vehicle.
Die Burger reports that Ina Schreuder and her husband, Hennie, were driving along Atlantic Drive on a Saturday afternoon when they spotted a male ostrich next to the road with bright red heels, an indication of mating season.  

They spotted a female close by and slowed down to have a better look at the pair.

However, the female ostrich was having none of the voyeurism and started charging toward the couple’s vehicle, a Mercedes A-class 2003 model.  

The large bird took to attacking the car and in no time managed to cause a whopping R56 000-worth of damage.  

Now, we've heard about a lot of weird animal charges here at News24 - from elephants and rhinos to hormonal giraffes, but this is certainly the strangest of the lot so far!

Ina was so shocked by the incident that she couldn’t speak for four days. 

Yzerfontein residents are apparently baffled by a recent influx of ostriches on the outskirts of their town. 

Also check out 'Craziest Animal Attacks Caught on Video'

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