Contents of an Ostrich’s Stomach from 1930

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If this was a modern ostrich I expect it would be chock full of plastics.


Reminds me of the veterinary practice news “They ate what?” contest. Vets send in the x-ray of the strangest things they found in animals this year.

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It is, though, normal for them to eat stones, to help grinding up their food- so the less spiky metal items may well not have been harmful.

As an aside, I got a strong Proustian flash from this image, as it was in a book of old photos from London Zoo that fascinated me as a child. Particularly the photo of a thylacine.


Oh No Aww GIF

I like the phrase “passed uneventfully”.

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