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How's your day going?
I am still working on taxes & not thrilled.
I thought I might bury my head in the sand?
But I guess that won't make it all go away?
Trying to be a responsible adult is hard work!
And being one who is ...
I wondered about that ostrich behavior ...
so of course, distracted, I googled!
Does an ostrich bury its head in the sand?
Contrary to some popular depiction which support this myth,
the ostrich does not bury its head in the sand.
This myth is derived from the ostrich's defensive behavior of lying low at the approach of trouble and pressing their long necks to the ground in an attempt to become less visible. Their plumage blends well with sandy soil and, from a distance this gives the appearance that they have buried their heads in the sand.
Let's put this myth aside and have a look at some ostrich facts:
• The flightless ostrich is the world's largest bird.
• The giant eggs are the largest of any living bird at 15cm long and weighing as much as two dozen chicken eggs
• Ostrich’s eggs are incubated by the dominant female by day and by the male by night
• The ostrich has the largest eye of any land animal, measuring almost 5 cm across, allowing it to spot predators at long distances.
• Ostriches are the fastest runners of any birds or two-legged animals, can sprint at over 70 km/h, covering up to 5m in a single stride
• When threatened ostriches run however, their powerful and long legs can be used as weapons, capable of killing a human or a potential predator with a forward kick.