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Wild Ostrich Ride in South Africa

Ready for a ride? Well then saddle up, partner, because in Oudtshoorn, South Africa, they don't just eat these crazy beasts, they ride 'em.

Posted on October 28, 2003 12:28 PM



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Pughy Lewis,
I suppose you were right after all; the scene with the ostrich in Door County was an isolated incident! Way to face your fears my man.

Posted by: -MJ on October 29, 2003 10:02 AM

My how things have changed! I'm with MJ on this one: You certainly are master of your domain now that your tragic fear of ostriches is gone.

See you soon!

Posted by: craigers on October 30, 2003 05:10 AM

HAHAHAHAHAHA i needed that today. thanks. that will keep me smiling for hours! :-)


Posted by: molly on November 11, 2003 10:15 AM

Funny, funny, funny! You are right up there with Michael Palin and his travel adventures. Maybe we will see you on teevee in the future :')

Posted by: Hans on November 11, 2003 01:58 PM

That is so funny...oh man! My oh my, how times have changed. classic.

Posted by: Sara on November 13, 2003 12:38 PM

Definately agree with Molly on that one.... this is a laugh out loud if ever I saw it. Wonder how many tries did it take to get on and stay on? Of course we only see the finished product! Still great shot.

Posted by: Natalya Marquand on November 14, 2003 12:36 PM

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