A highway operator is still investigating why there was an ostrich running loose on a highway in the northern province of Ninh Binh, VnExpress reported Tuesday.
The Vietnam Expressway Operation and Maintenance Company (VEC O&M), which manages Cau Gie-Ninh Binh Highway, said a photo posted Monday on otofun, a popular online forum among drivers, showed the ostrich running on the car lane of the crowded highway.
The man who posted the photo wrote: “I was driving at 120km/h when I saw this long-legged birdie…”
As seen in the picture, the ostrich was running in front of his car, with a truck and another car on both sides of the road.
The maximum speed allowed on the highway is 120km/h.
A VEC O&M representative said the ostrich may come from a rest stop on the highway, effectively confirming the veracity of the picture.
Thanh Nien cannot immediately verify it.
According to a government decree, the owner of animals that run loose on roads and railway, posing risks to traffic, will be fined VND60,000-80,000 (US$2.70-3.60).