In the face of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, many countries are once again going into lockdown, with Manila under a two-week city lockdown starting on Tuesday.
Many people accepted to stay home, but some ostriches were not so obedient, as they broke through the fences and ran out of control on the first day of the closure.
On the first morning of Metro Manila’s strict coronavirus restrictions on Tuesday, two ostriches were seen on the loose in a subdivision in Quezon City.
According to a local news outlet, a resident of Mapayapa Village 3, said he was buying food when he saw an ostrich running down the street. He shot a video of the large bird running after a car and posted it to Facebook.
So it’s not just one ostrich but two 🤣 pic.twitter.com/fVHsNvBljW
— James Banaag (@dearscarjames) August 4, 2020
另一位目擊居民馬克（Mark Lawrence Molina Umipig）也錄下影片，只見一隻鴕鳥奔向柵欄門，當牠看到警衛放下屏障並吆喝道「沒有ID就不能離開」，隨後旋即急煞。
Another resident, Mark Lawrence Molina Umipig, recorded the ostrich running towards a subdivision gate. It stopped when a security guard lowered the barrier and called out in Tagalog, “You don’t have an ID, you can’t leave.”
The ostrich turned around and ran a few meters before stopping and walking back to the gate. The guard told it firmly, “I said, you don’t have a gate pass, you can’t leave”.
It then turned around again and ran away.
By then, the first video had been shared widely on Facebook and Twitter, with comments like “even ostriches are out looking for help” and “even an ostrich wants to escape from this country”.
Another video, shot from inside a car, showed a group of men subduing the ostrich. The person shooting the scene then swept the camera around and was startled to see another ostrich running down the street.
A village association officer, who asked not to be identified, said the two ostriches had run around the neighborhood until they were caught by security guards.
According to the source, the giant birds were housed in a fenced lot and got out accidentally. The owner of the lot is currently out of town.