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Asked by xxdrunktinyturtlexx to Arti, Dustin, James, Steven on 23 May 2012. This question was also asked by pnemonoultramicroscopicsillicovolcanoconiosis.
Keywords: ground, head, Ostrich, Ostriches, ostridges, stick
Apparently this is a myth. Ostriches do not bury their head in the sand. I’ve spent a bit of time in Africa and seen Ostriches. Never saw any hint of head burying and people I know who live in Africa tell me it doesn’t happen.
Steven has got this one. It is a myth. I have spent a bit of time with emus, but there are also ostriches south of canberra that i see every time i head to one of the field sites.
It doesnt make much sense either. An ostrich is a big bird, so if threatened, they will either run, or kick you.
And they can run! Ostriches can run up to 60-70 km/hr and have large hooks on their feet capable of cutting and disembowelling most attackers. Most predators leave them alone.
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