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post #11 of 23 Old 05-16-2010, 03:27 PM
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Have they not heard of the zoom button?! That could've been funnier.. :o)

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post #12 of 23 Old 05-22-2010, 02:56 PM
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Haha! That ostrich got pwned by that dad. :o
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Lmao. I love how he runs over and you just hear the kid wailing, and then they reappear on screen, the dad kicks the ostrich away and it just flees. That's how it would play out here if that was me and my dad.

The poor kid though! That must have been terrifying! And why was a toddler riding a pony in a field with an ostrich anyways? And why did a donkey run across the screen? I'm terrible, but I laughed.
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Once again, the animal is blamed/punished for being the animal -- the ostrich did what an ostrich does, period. Anyone who knows a fraction of anything about them would know that was a recipe for disaster - and anyone who didn't know shouldn't have that sort of animal. Frankly, I feel badly for the pony, the child and the ostrich - all of them were failed by being put in that situation in the first place.
Although the whole situation is unfortunate, I believe the father did what he had to do at that time. Ostriches are extremely powerful and that one could have easily seriously injured that child. The father saved his child from this. Was it stupid of him to be there in the first place? Yes. But it would have been even more stupid if he tried to let the child fend for himself and not kick the ostrich. The ostrich is fine, the child would most likely not have been. We do not know the whole situation here. To me, this looks like a public facility that is taking advantage of the general public's lack of animal knowledge. As bizarre as it seems to us, the father might not have known what could have happened, like a kid who leaves food pellets in his pockets in a loose petting zoo. There just isn't enough information to really point fingers.

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post #14 of 23 Old 05-22-2010, 04:36 PM
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Well first I would not of put my kid in with that freaky bird. I have been nailed by them in the arm and it hurts like heck.

But as a parent I would of kicked the bird to, just to get it away. I have seen them fight and if they can handle the kicks they throw my puny little thump isn't going to cause any damage.

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Wow. At least the Dad didn't just stand there filming the whole time, he ran over and helped. Personally I think he shouldn't have wasted that extra couple of seconds making sure his camera was stable before running over though.

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post #16 of 23 Old 05-22-2010, 10:45 PM
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There just isn't enough information to really point fingers.
Hmmm I disagree. If the father intends to run the Ostrich Derby with his child then he should at least invest in a slighty faster pony, perhaps an Arab or the like to give the kid at least a fighting chance. Also, in his pursuit of YouTube stardom he should also invest in a camera with a better zoom as suggested by StarlineStables.

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Sorry, roro, but I disagree. There is no good reason to set up that kind of situation and I stand by my opinion.
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That's not an ostrich, it's a rhea. They're much smaller than ostriches, and I understand a lot less aggressive.
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Once again, the animal is blamed/punished for being the animal -- the ostrich did what an ostrich does, period. Anyone who knows a fraction of anything about them would know that was a recipe for disaster - and anyone who didn't know shouldn't have that sort of animal. Frankly, I feel badly for the pony, the child and the ostrich - all of them were failed by being put in that situation in the first place.
My thoughts exactlyy.
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Hmmm I disagree. If the father intends to run the Ostrich Derby with his child then he should at least invest in a slighty faster pony, perhaps an Arab or the like to give the kid at least a fighting chance. Also, in his pursuit of YouTube stardom he should also invest in a camera with a better zoom as suggested by StarlineStables.

Good one Dad.
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Sorry, roro, but I disagree. There is no good reason to set up that kind of situation and I stand by my opinion.
We don't know if the Dad knew the Ostrich was there. We don't know if the Ostrich escaped from somewhere. We don't know if the Dad had been around animals a whole lot, and if it was a person who spent his life in the city. It sounds like he is speaking in Korean, a country not known for its animal 'knowledge' per se, a lot of the population is urban and the animals are not thought of the way we think of them. Same issue as Yellowstone, with tourists walking up to wild buffaloes to get their picture taken with them etc. I'm not defending the Dad, I just don't feel I have enough information in front of me to say 'shame on you'.

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