I received an email yesterday showing two ostriches swimming in the sea off the coast of South Africa at a small fishing village of Yzerfontein. I got to wondering if there many years ago someone living close to Loch Ness may have had an ostrich that escaped and swam to freedom across the loch? The picture of the ostriches showing just their necks and head sticking out could to one not familiar with an ostrich look like a monster swimming in the loch!
Just joking!! Here are three of the pictures I received. It is interesting to note that an ostrich does not have webbed feet like ducks, so those legs of them must have been treading water at an astronomical rate 🙂 A thought also crossed my mind, in this area there are plenty of sharks to be found. Were they too confused by these large birds swimming in the sea to actually attack them and have an easy meal?
Yzerfontein is a small harbour town with about 1200 inhabitants on the west coast of South Africa about 90 km north of Cape Town. The main sources of income are tourism, and fishing