An ostrich stolen from a farm in Romania showed the homing skills of a pigeon by escaping and running all the way home at 40mph.
The big flightless birds, native to Africa, are famous for their ability to run at high speeds but are not so well known for their sense of direction.
But one lucky ostrich in Romania managed to navigate all the way back home after being stolen by rustlers, reports Metro.
Making a run for it, the big bird from a farm in Pitesti escaped her captors and dashed back to safety.
Owner Florin Diaconescu, 47, was very relieved to see her return back to the farm and was amazed at how she had managed to return by herself.
“I had given her up as gone forever,” he explained.
“But I saw this cloud of dust heading towards the farm and she came running into the yard as fast as her legs would carry her.”