Taber-Vauxhall RCMP respond to reports of loose Ostriches

Taber, Vauxhall, Alberta – On Nov. 24, 2022, at approximately 7:56 a.m., Taber-Vauxhall RCMP began receiving reports of Ostriches on the road in the area of Highway 36 and Township Road 94. RCMP determined that approximately 20 Ostriches escaped their enclosure and were loose. Unfortunately, one of the Ostriches was hit and killed on the roadway.

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Over the last several hours, RCMP have supported the farmer in locating and capturing the loose birds. A video taken by a local resident that has been provided to media depicts an RCMP police car with the Ostridge owner riding on the passenger side grabbing one of the Ostriches.

As of 12:30 p.m. all but a couple of the Ostriches have been captured. Officers continue to support the owner in locating and capturing the remainder.

Taber-Vauxhall RCMP

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