[CrackMonkey] Those crazy Norwegians!
deirdre at deirdre.net
Mon Apr 10 11:52:50 PDT 2000
Don't they know that ostriches aren't from Oslo?
Ostrich kicks man mistaking him for rival bird
OSLO, April 10 (Reuters) - A Norwegian farmer was in hospital on Monday
after an ostrich kicked him in the ribs, apparently mistaking him for a
flightless feathered rival in the mating season.
Oeystein Froeysnes, 38, suffered broken ribs and punctured lungs when the
two-metre (six-foot six-inch) tall male bird kicked him as he entered a
cage also containing two females in southern Norway, the daily Agderposten
"We heard that the ostrich is in its mating season. It probably saw him as
a rival and attacked him," a neighbour told the daily. Ostrich farms have
sprung up in many nations in recent years and the giant birds are prized
for their meat.
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