Runaway ostrich causes havoc on motorway (+video)

It's not every day you see an ostrich trying to race a truck on a motorway but that's exactly what stunned motorists came across in China's east.

Surveillance video footage has captured the two-metre-tall bird walking through a toll gate onto the motorway in the Zhejiang Province.

The ostrich was found by police hours later and was pushed towards the highway exit, which disrupted the traffic.

However, their efforts were undone when the ostrich started to chase a passing truck.

Unsurprisingly, it was no match for the vehicle and had to stop and rest for a while before walking out of the highway itself.

The ostrich's owner said that the male ostrich was domesticated with a female one in his house and was found missing that morning.