Wordless Wednesday: Walking a Large Bird in Sicily

Man and Ostrich

Man and Ostrich

Man and Ostrich

Man and Ostrich

  1. Allen

    There’s no way that thing is gonna fit in the turkey fryer ….

    11:12 am  Jun 3rd, 2009
  2. cori

    That’s fowl! heh heh

    11:15 am  Jun 3rd, 2009
  3. julo

    Ok, this post definitely needs some words! Was that getting a ticket for walking his ostrich? lol! Where was this? Escondido?

    11:18 am  Jun 3rd, 2009
  4. Nicole

    Julo: I’m laughing so hard right now about the Escondido comment!! This was actually in Sicily. I was in a small town called Niscemi attending the Artichoke Festival. During the parade, we saw this man walking his Ostrich and everyone stopped to watch what was happening. I’m not sure if he actually got a ticket, but the whole thing was rather amusing. By the way, he continued walking down the street with ostrich in tow after the police finished with him 🙂

    11:25 am  Jun 3rd, 2009
  5. Laura

    Nicole, you have to explain! Too hilarious! It surpasses the pig I have seen being walked on a leash along Santa Monica’s beach.

    11:28 am  Jun 3rd, 2009
  6. Laura

    Nicole, that’s what I thought by looking at the man’s uniform, I can read polizia municipale on his back. Troppo divertente!

    11:30 am  Jun 3rd, 2009
  7. Phoo-D

    That is hilarious. Who takes their pet ostrich for a walk?? Totally crazy.

    12:28 pm  Jun 3rd, 2009
  8. LoveFeast

    Looking for large free-range eggs?

    6:23 am  Jun 4th, 2009
  9. Misty

    Hey – there’s nothing wrong at all with a man and his bird going for a stroll. Even if said bird does not seem particularly willing.

    8:45 am  Jun 4th, 2009
  10. Mamaliga

    I think the CARABINIERI gave the bird a speeding ticket…


    9:32 am  Jun 4th, 2009
  11. Nick

    This would be the PERFECT start to a Law and Order episode….

    9:39 am  Jun 4th, 2009
  12. Alicia

    “Well officer I was just taking Tom out for a walk…”
    Whaaat? hahahahahha

    10:25 am  Jun 4th, 2009
  13. Nicole

    Nick: Still laughing at your Law & Order comment. It’s extra funny to me since I watched the season finale on dvr first thing this morning 🙂

    10:48 am  Jun 4th, 2009
  14. Celeste

    LOVE these pictures! Hey – here we have leash-laws for dogs. It seems this guy was following that law! The ostrich could have been running amock! 🙂

    10:51 am  Jun 4th, 2009
  15. Conni

    The ostrich looks a bit unwilling about being lead around by a leash but very content in seeing his owner receive a ticket for pulling him around!

    12:26 pm  Jun 4th, 2009
  16. Natanya

    What I want to know is if they are arresting the person or the ostrich at the end?

    8:22 pm  Jun 4th, 2009
  17. Meagan

    You need to have a “CAPTION THIS PHOTO” contest on one of these!! To funny… God I love living in Sicily!! I was scoping out Polizzi Generosa today and mentioned to my traveling bud that there is not one outing I’ve taken in Sicily where I have not Laughed out Loud at least once during the ride.. some of the things you see here!!

    12:31 pm  Jun 5th, 2009
  18. Laura

    Oh WOW. This is absolutely hysterical. Even more so since you didn’t post text with it…ha! I love the last photo where the ostrich is just lying down, like, “What? I’m relaxing!”

    11:31 am  Jun 7th, 2009
  19. Cookin' Canuck

    You’re right…no words!

    12:58 pm  Jun 8th, 2009
  20. MyKitchenInHalfCups

    and priceless!

    10:27 am  Jun 9th, 2009
  21. leena!

    This is too funny. Ostriches also look a lot like the emus they have in Australia, and I once tried to feed a few at a petting zoo, but seriously? They tried to eat my hand. Not okay. Ergo, this photo also made me slightly nervous;) I’m digging this wordless wednesday thing. Who started it?

    11:37 am  Jun 11th, 2009
  22. Nutrition News

    That’s great, thanks for sharing! so funny.

    1:46 am  May 6th, 2010
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