Emu on a highway – level 3
This is the moment drivers on a highway on the outskirts of Tel Aviv were left wondering, “Why did the emu cross the road?”, as they spotted one sprinting alongside their vehicles.
On Sunday morning, the giant bird was filmed on a mobile phone by a driver, as he raced next to cars on the road, as if he was one himself.
Luckily, drivers managed to slow down as the emu neared their vehicles.
The bird continued to run as shocked drivers came to a stop at a red traffic light near a shopping centre.
In the end, according to Israeli media, concerned onlookers managed to capture the bird near the shopping centre.
Reports also said that the bird which was thought to have run away from a nearby farm was eventually returned to its owners.
Difficult words: outskirts (the outer parts of a city), Why did the emu cross the road? (This is based on a joke about a chicken), spot (to see), sprint (to run), onlooker (a person watching something).
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