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Runaway Albino Ostrich Captured

The rare ostrich that escaped a Siberian traveling circus earlier this week was captured Thursday, saving local residents from the threat of its ferocious kicks, local news agency Vecherniye Vesti reported.

Two ostriches escaped Monday in Petropavlosk-Kamchatsky after workers left their pen open.

One was recovered within hours, and the circus administration warned locals from approaching the other, saying it was stupid, aggressive and could maim a human.

The albino bird was spotted early Thursday morning by a local man walking his dog. He called a circus hotline, and the ostrich’s trainer arrived shortly after.

The trainer said the ostrich was rain-soaked, but otherwise healthy, and the two took a taxi back to the circus. The man will receive a 20,000 rubles ($680) reward.

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