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Living next door to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, we commonly see a variety of wildlife wander through our land. We enjoy the interactions, particularly when we see the unusual animals. Never before, however, have we seen the rare red-headed ostrich.
The first sign that the ostrich had been visiting Sibe Quentin was the appearance of multiple deep holes throughout the yard. At first, we were totally mystified about how those holes were being created.
Despite the myth that an ostrich will bury their head in the ground, the reality is that they dig holes for their eggs – underground nests.
And, of course, when the ostrich checks on those eggs or the hatchlings, it appears that they have their heads in a hole (which, in a way, they do).
So now you have learned the story behind an ostrich burying their head in the sand and seen pictures of the rare red-headed ostrich native to the Western North Carolina Mountains.
And you thought our blog wasn’t educational.
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