What does a Realtor and an Ostrich Have in Common? Huntsville Texas can answer that!
Texas rural roads are an interesting drive. Here in Walker County we have wildlife on the ground like we have birds in the air! Lots of wildlife...did I mention lots and lots? Yes, bunches. I was returning from a home tour out by the lake and had the pleasure of driving back from the Lake Livingston area on Hwy 980. Our National Forest and highly protected area is thousands of acres along this road. It's a very beautiful drive.
I was coming around the corner when I saw something that made my mouth drop.
Right there in the middle of 980 was an Ostrich! A very big one! The best I could tell he was quite lost and displaced (duh).
This is the Ostrich I saw. I panicked! I attempted to pull to the side of the road and get out to help the Ostrich. He would see me coming and run and run and run. Now with large trucks and type A Realtors driving this road I was very concerned. It wouldn't be like running into an armadillo...or a squirrel. This bird could cause a major accident.
911...911...911...911...yes, I did. I didn't know what else to do!
I kept driving up and down the highway trying to get Mr. Ostrich to go back through the
fence into the National Forest!
They answered...she made me repeat it three times. "I'm on highway 980 and there is an Ostrich running all over the road and it's a very big bird"
...I then hear laughing in the background.
Is 911 suppose to laugh at you?
They patiently explained to me that there were no Ostriches in the National Forest...I said "no, it's on 980." I did the best to explain where I was and they were sending an officer. About that time I was finally able to get my Ostrich to re-enter the proper gated area and he went bounding into the National Forest.
Whew! That was so close. I called 911 yet again and told them the crisis was over. At that time they informed me that I had seen an Emu...an EMU. They thought I was really funny thinking it was an Ostrich.
I was a bit embarrassed but hey...don't you think they look alike?? Wouldn't you worry if one was running up and down and across the highway? I'm a very displaced city girl here...but I love it.
This is the Texas Emu.
Below we have the Ostrich...
Now, granted I had never heard of an Ostrich in Texas but don't you agree they look pretty much alike?
1. There are no wild Ostriches in Texas.
2. If you see an Ostrich in the middle of the road and you dial 911...
call it an Emu.
Later in the rain~Deb
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