A rhea - a bird similar to an ostrich - is loose on the A17 near King’s Lynn

The rhea is a large bird native to South America, related to the ostrich and emu.

The rhea is a large bird native to South America, related to the ostrich and emu. - Credit: Archant

Police have abandoned their search for a rhea in Terrington St Clement on the A17 near the African Violet Centre.

It has been reported that the bird emerged from a children's playing field and ran on the A17.

Police were called at around 11am and are trying to catch it.

Drivers are being urged to take care when approaching in both directions around Station Road, particularly around the African Violet Centre.

The rhea is a large bird native to South America, related to the ostrich and emu.

More to come.

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