Five-footed bird is STILL available six weeks after escaping from the owner's house

Rhea, there and everywhere! Five-footed bird is STILL available six weeks after escaping from the owner's house

  • Chris de Rhea escaped from a sanctuary at Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
  • The flightless bird was observed several times and caused a traffic chaos
  • Attempts to recapture him have been compared to scenes from the comic film Hot Fuzz

Glen Keogh and George Odling for the daily mail

The police have a good description of their suspect – about 5ft, a good sprinter and a big kick of kung-fu.

But unfortunate officers are given the turnaround. Their quarry, Chris, the escaped rhea, managed to stay out of custody for six weeks.

The flightless bird, closely related to ostriches and emus, escaped from a private sanctuary in Sonning Common, near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. He has been observed several times, including on the driveway of a surprised resident, while a video shows that he is causing a chaos in traffic.

Chris de Rhea escaped from a sanctuary at Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Chris de Rhea escaped from a sanctuary at Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Attempts to recapture Chris, who can run at 40 mph, have been compared with scenes from the comic film Hot Fuzz, where the police try to catch an apostate swan.

An officer of the Thames Valley tweeted a photograph of the bird – named after singer Chris Rea – yesterday with the caption: "This guy walks freely and causes a number of problems with the road in Sonning Common. When we approached him, he gave it his legs! & # 39;

Owner Tony Herring said: "He has walked away a few times over the years, but we have always got him back. He really gave us the turn this time.

& # 39; He has wandered through the shopping street. He will not attack anyone, but he can panic if he is cornered and can deliver a real kung fu kick

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