Ostrich spotted sprinting along road in Mexico

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Motorists in Mexico couldn't believe their eyes recently, when an ostrich joined them on a busy motorway.

One stunned onlooker whipped out their mobile phone and filmed the giant bird bounding along amongst the traffic on the multi-lane carriageway in the city of Altamira, in the north-eastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas.

The avian had reportedly escaped from a breeding centre in the nearby city of Monte Blanco, and decided to make a speedy getaway on the fast-moving road.

Despite the ostrich appearing unfazed on the busy road, driver worried for its safety called authorities to report the danger.

Eventually, Civil Protection staff managed to catch the bird and it was returned the breeding centre.

It is unclear how the ostrich had managed to escape and when exactly the incident happened.