An incredible video showing a group of cyclists being chased by an ostrich has surfaced online. The unusual footage shows the fast bird bearing down on the group as they warmed up for the Cape Town Cycle Tour in South Africa on Friday.
In the video, posted by Oleksiy Mishchenko, of Zurich, Switzerland, the massive bird keeps pace with the athletes for more than a minute. But the ‘Road-Runner’ animal eventually veered away and slowed down before the video cut out.
The cyclists were “stretching out their legs” with an 80-mile ride to the Cape of Good Hope when the ostrich suddenly jumped on the road, Mishchenko said.
“It was a little scary at first, but then I thought I gonna fall off my bike from laughter,” he wrote in the video’s description.
According to the National Wildlife Foundation, Ostriches can run for 10 miles straight at a steady 40 miles per hour.
The video has gone viral with more than 700,000 views. Check it out below:
What do you think of this ‘road runner’?