The ostriches were on the loose in Taber, Canada, as of Thursday, according to the Taber Police Service. Its regional Community Standards Unit was also involved in the birds’ attempted capture, but per a video shared on Twitter, the officers appear unprepared, grabbing for the birds with their hands upon approach.
“The group made their way out of town where they created traffic hazards,” the department wrote on Facebook. “Taber Police Service members assisted the RCMP in confining the birds so the owners could safely capture them.”
TPS has helped capture most of the birds, with others are seemingly still on the loose without an update from the department.
Ostriches, weighing anywhere between 140 and 320 pounds, can reach speeds of up to 43 miles per hour, according to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute.