Taber police and RCMP were out helping gather about 20 ostriches that escaped their enclosure in the town of Taber on Thursday morning.
In a post on Facebook, the Taber Police Service said the birds made their way out of town and “created traffic hazards.”
Police officers and RCMP members were able to confine most of the ostriches so the owner could safely bring them home.
Taber-Vauxhall RCMP started fielding calls about ostriches on the road near Highway 36 and Township Road 94 just before 8 a.m.
About 20 birds were loose, RCMP said. One ostrich was hit and killed on the road.
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