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Suffolk: Ostrich on the run after being spotted on train tracks

12:01 24 May 2012

An ostrich has caused rail delays

An ostrich has caused rail delays

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An ostrich which was spotted on the train line between Ipswich and Saxmundham is on the run.

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The animal was spotted on the line near Wickham Market at about 11am today and one train was forced to slow down as a result.

A spokeswoman for Greater Anglia said the ostrich moved on of its own accord.

■ Were you on one of the trains? Call the newsroom on 01473 324788

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5 comments

  • An odd business indeed. I wonder if this is the same ostrich I heard had been sighted in Rendlesham Forest recently. Some funny old stuff goes on there, as we all know. However, the ostrich in the picture here looks as if it's in the African bush, not near Wickham Market. Still, they all look the same don't they?

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    Jerry Jones

    Thursday, May 24, 2012

  • My boyfriend and I saw 2 ostriches running through a field at Wickham Market from the train on January 30th. We thought we were going mad! Where have they come from?

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    Clairehall

    Friday, May 25, 2012

  • Lets hope Greater Anglia dont bury their head in the sand about this situation

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    gmanic

    Thursday, May 24, 2012

  • if it was something strange i would not say a thing this is nomal

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    john taylor

    Thursday, May 24, 2012

  • This is all well and good, 'cept it was a Rhea not an Ostrich XD

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    Ghostie

    Friday, May 25, 2012

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