Aaron the ostrich-type bird still on the loose near Truro
AN ostrich-type bird that had escaped from its enclosure near Truro is still on the loose and its owner is calling for help to find him.
Aaron, a two-year-old rhea, went missing on Sunday morning after he jumped the fence of his enclosure in Tregony.
Owner Rose May had attempted to herd him into a van for transportation to a new home in Penzance but Aaron had other plans and made-off into the countryside after hopping over the fence to his enclosure.
One motorist who spotted the four-foot bird, similar in appearance to an ostrich, had described Aaron as “aggressive” but Rose says he would have been very frightened and is usually very docile.
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She said: “He’s pretty harmless and may have came across as a bit frightening, but that is not the case. He’s normally very docile and a little dense.
“But Aaron’s in an environment that he does not know.”
He was due to join another rhea at his new home in Penzance.
Rose kept Aaron in a one-acre enclosure to help protect her chickens from foxes.
Police sent three units to search for Aaron on Monday but were stood down around midday.
Rhea are native to South America and share characteristics with their African cousins, the ostrich.
A full-grown rhea can weigh up to 40kg.
If you would like to join the search for Aaron then contact Rose on 01872 530584.