Curious Ostrich Pecks Tourist On The Head

USATODAY_AnimalkindPublished: October 10, 201757 views
Published: October 10, 2017

People go on safaris to experience the wonders of the jungle in a (somewhat) controlled environment. It is a great way to learn new things about the citizens of the jungle from the safety of a caged vehicle.

But every once in awhile the wild citizens get curious enough to get close to their visitors and interact with them. They can just be friendly and approaching to say ‘hi’, or they can be like this flightless bird, hungry for a big, shiny head!

This is the moment an ostrich pecks a tourist on the head at a national park in South Africa.

The video, filmed at Kruger National Park on September 25, shows the curious bird casually walking on a road in the middle of nowhere in the savannah, and up to the filmer’s car, which has its window wound down. Then he just stand there, next to the car, and scouts the surroundings, before bending over to peck the filmer on the head!

The filmer writes: “I encountered this eccentric ostrich hen on the H1-8 in the Kruger National Park. It walked a total of more than 20 meters along the main road, and gave me a BIG shock.”

The filmer politely greets the ostrich in Afrikaans, saying "More", which means ‘good morning’, but clearly the big flightless bird does not speak the language.

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