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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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&Ben, Final 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
the ostrich running around while @BenAndBenMusic’s “Limasawa Street” plays in the background pic.twitter.com/bXkMiozjUw— ben9 | B&B stan (@NebAndNeb) August 4, 2020
eh bakit ang pangit ng diction pic.twitter.com/IrzmEqI8Gi— august (@armati_) August 4, 2020
Carly Rae Jepsen
baby, take me to the feeling— jeremy (@jeremycaisip) August 5, 2020
i'll be your ostrich, in secret pic.twitter.com/6mqg6Nt4hd
For more information, contact the DENR at (02) 8-920-0689, (02) 8-925-8275.