An ostrich stolen from a farm in Romania showed homing pigeon skills after managing to escape from her captors to run all the way home at 40mph.
The big flightless birds, native to Africa, are famous for their ability to run at high speeds but are not so well known for their homing skills.
But one lucky ostrich in Romania managed to navigate all the way back home after being stolen by rustlers.
Owner Florin Diaconescu, 47, was very relieved to see her return back to the farm and was amazed at how she had managed to return by herself.
'I had given her up as gone forever,' he explained.
'But I saw this cloud of dust heading towards the farm and she came running into the yard as fast as her legs would carry her.'