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    #41
    Originally posted by Cielo Azure View Post
    Not laughing here...

    An Ostrich can disembowel a human right quick. They are known for it -or so I learned when I was an Avian Science major WAY back when...They are extremely dangerous when angered. If I remember right, they go after anything that goes after their flock. Probably the ostrich "saw" the little boy "attacking" his pony friend -riding does look like a predator attacking prey and the ostrich went for him.

    Those were the screams of a terrified and hurting child. If it took kicks to get that bird off of him, fine -it could have saved that child's life. If I saw an ostrich going after a small child, just like if I saw a dog going after a small child, YES -I WOULD KICK IT OFF!!! I didn't see anger from that man, I saw a reasonable response to a huge threat. That child's life was in danger. We don't even know if the man was related or even the one who let the kid into the pasture, but he was the one who saved that child's life or from getting mutilated when he was attacked.

    That child isn't going to look back and laugh at that event. That child may not ride a horse or get near a large bird again -that was pure trauma and NOT funny.

    The dumb thing was allowing a small child into the pasture of wild animals -even when tamed, they can be unpredictable. If that man was responsible for that huge mistake, he hopefully learned his lesson! But that poor boy...screaming, terrified children -just hilarious (not).

    As for being too sensitive, when that chimp attacked that woman a couple of years back and mutilated her -did you all laugh too? Just cause this child didn't end up dead or mutilated does not make it funny to me.

    So I take it that you have spoken to the child and his family.

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      #42
      I saw it and laughed, thought it was funny. Sure the kid screamed like he was terrified, heck when I was a kid I screamed like that at the Dr's office before a shot. You should have heard how I screamed in the dentists chair!! He was a mellow Dentist, would always humm to the elevator music in the back ground. One visit he was humming, I was screaming, he suddenly clamped is hand over my mouth, squirted me in the face with that little water hosey thing, got nose to nose to me and told me in a quiet-but-angry voice to SHUT UP!! He unclamped me and went back to humming. I quit screaming and never screamed again.

      I didn't see the kid get kicked or anything? Just chased? So I ASSUMED he was alright, just scared, which I have been. But I'm over it and a (fairly) normal adult.

      Although I still scream like that on roller-coaster rides...
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        #43
        For cripes sakes....
        Does every freakin thread have to turn into a fight??
        Unreal.
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          #44
          Originally posted by Huntertwo View Post
          For cripes sakes....
          Does every freakin thread have to turn into a fight??
          Unreal.
          Yes.
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            #45
            I'm just stalking.

            Am I doing it right? I should check the manual. It's here somewhere.

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              #46
              Let's try to keep sofas oout of this thread please?
              You jump in the saddle,
              Hold onto the bridle!
              Jump in the line!
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                #47
                Originally posted by MistyBlue View Post
                Let's try to keep sofas oout of this thread please?
                Peep?

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                  #48
                  Not funny.

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                    #49
                    What if it's an ostrich-skin sofa that likes peeps?
                    A proud friend of bar.ka.

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                      #50
                      Originally posted by MistyBlue View Post
                      Let's try to keep sofas oout of this thread please?
                      I laughed at the video.

                      FWIW, As far as I can tell, the man behind the camera was speaking Polish or some other Slavic language. I agree with whoever said that the animals probably all live happily together in the field and this was just a crazy thing that happened.

                      Crazy things that end well are comedy. Crazy things that end badly are tragedy. At least that's what I learned in college Shakespeare. That's why we laugh even though we know how badly it could have ended.

                      And I don't really care if the man kicked the emu or whatever it is and I doubt if the entire episode did any lasting damage to anyone or anything.

                      Can I go back to sofas now?

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                        #51
                        Originally posted by Hunter Mom View Post
                        What if it's an ostrich-skin sofa that likes peeps?
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                          #52
                          Originally posted by dizzywriter View Post
                          I laughed at the video.

                          FWIW, As far as I can tell, the man behind the camera was speaking Polish or some other Slavic language. I agree with whoever said that the animals probably all live happily together in the field and this was just a crazy thing that happened.

                          Crazy things that end well are comedy. Crazy things that end badly are tragedy. At least that's what I learned in college Shakespeare. That's why we laugh even though we know how badly it could have ended.

                          And I don't really care if the man kicked the emu or whatever it is and I doubt if the entire episode did any lasting damage to anyone or anything.

                          Can I go back to sofas now?

                          and i would have kicked the bird if it chased my kid too.
                          also, it was pretty humorous over all, alls well that ends well...

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                            #53
                            Originally posted by jenm View Post
                            I agree with you. The dad is an idiot and kicking the ostrich was not cool.
                            I concur.

                            Though I admit I found it a little funny that once the kid was on the ground to distract the ostrich, the pony slowed WAY down. Smart pony.

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                              #54
                              Oh come on. How can any of you possibly say that this kid isn't going to hit 20 something, and tell this story at every. single. college party he ever goes to?

                              "So, I was trotting my pony along, and all of a sudden, out of nowhere, comes this Rhea! Yeah, Rhea, they're like midget Ostrages. My dad's weird. Anyways. So my pony tried to run, but his stubby little legs just couldn't go fast enough! Then I fell off, and this freakin Rhea just kept BAMFin behind me, and I was just'a crawlin away as fast as I could..."

                              I mean, really. He's going to thank his dad for this one day.

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                                #55
                                I thought it was pretty un-funny, but idiotic parents piss me off rather than make me laugh. I can totally see where some people would find it amusing, though.

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                                  #56
                                  Originally posted by MHM View Post
                                  I concur.

                                  Though I admit I found it a little funny that once the kid was on the ground to distract the ostrich, the pony slowed WAY down. Smart pony.
                                  It's called "THE SACRIFICAL SPOOK"...here, eat this instead.

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                                    #57
                                    Originally posted by dalpal View Post
                                    It's called "THE SACRIFICAL SPOOK"...here, eat this instead.
                                    ROFLMAO! I may need to steal that!

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                                      #58
                                      Originally posted by dalpal View Post
                                      It's called "THE SACRIFICAL SPOOK"...here, eat this instead.
                                      Yes, it's like the old joke about two hikers meeting a bear in the woods. You don't have to outrun the bear, just the other hiker!

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                                        #59
                                        Originally posted by Coppers mom View Post
                                        Oh come on. How can any of you possibly say that this kid isn't going to hit 20 something, and tell this story at every. single. college party he ever goes to?

                                        "So, I was trotting my pony along, and all of a sudden, out of nowhere, comes this Rhea! Yeah, Rhea, they're like midget Ostrages. My dad's weird. Anyways. So my pony tried to run, but his stubby little legs just couldn't go fast enough! Then I fell off, and this freakin Rhea just kept BAMFin behind me, and I was just'a crawlin away as fast as I could..."

                                        I mean, really. He's going to thank his dad for this one day.
                                        Oh. My. God. Thank you. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAAHA

                                        I am 7 months preggo, and even I thought it was funny. Guess you should take my little girl away as soon as she comes out.

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                                          #60
                                          I didn't laugh, but I don't think dad's abusive for kicking the bird either.

                                          As someone else said, those three animals (perhaps more) probably all live together happily. Clearly donkey and rhea are turned out together, and it just makes sense that pony is too, or else they'd ride in pony's own pasture.

                                          So you have three animals (four, if you count the human element) who are all expected to play nice, and suddenly one of them decides not to. If my HORSE started chasing a kid one day, you can bet there'd be a come-to-Jesus moment just as soon as I got over there, so why on earth should it be different for a bird?

                                          Yes, animals are animals, but when we domesticate them, we expect certain behavior out of them - like not chasing humans. When they misbehave in a way that seriously endangers someone, they get punished. Hopefully the bird - who didn't appear injured as it ran away, just intimidated - has learnt that chasing people is Not OK, even if they are riding tasty-looking ponies.
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