The soundtracks of the runaway ostriches of Quezon City

The soundtracks of the runaway ostriches of Quezon City

Two ostriches ran away from home and dashed straight into our hearts.

Yesterday's dose of strange was brought to you by two ostriches that mysteriously frolicked through a village in Quezon City. Adding to the whole mystery of this ostrich escape, Rico Blanco shared a "surreal" painting he made 15 years ago of an ostrich making its way through the city.

Was it a prophecy? Possibly.

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when i painted this 15 years ago i was simply going for “surreal.” times have changed. . . . . #ricoblancoart

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And in a classic Filipino fashion, music fans were quick to give these ostriches soundtracks for their quick misadventure. With tunes from Ang Bandang Shirley to Brickcity, Taylor Swift to Ben&BenFinal Fantasy to Animal Crossing, this real-life chocobo experience just got even more interesting.

While this incident may have spurred some Filipinos to randomly become ostrich owners themselves, please know that the world's largest bird isn't meant to be kept as a pet. Caring for these flightless creatures falls under the jurisdiction of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), so you're going to apply for permits since exotic animals cannot be kept as pets.

Check out the videos below.

Ang Bandang Shirley



Taylor Swift

Carly Rae Jepsen


Final Fantasy

Animal Crossing

For more information, contact the DENR at (02) 8-920-0689, (02) 8-925-8275.