Escaped rhea runs amok on golf course

Stunned golfers were forced to deal with a different type of birdie – after a runaway RHEA started running amok on a course. The giant 6ft flightless bird, which is related to an ostrich, has been spotted roaming the greens and fairways at Evesham Golf Club, in Worcestershire. Staff said the escaped bird, nicknamed Linford after athlete Linford Christie, appeared in its grounds last weekend – but nobody has been able to catch it. The large animal went on the loose after escaping from its enclosure in the nearby village of Harvington around 12 days ago.

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