Readers of the BC comic strip will recognize the reference.
Residents of western Pennsylvania may recognize the bird.
It’s been spotted in the center of the road and in the middle of the woods in North Sewickley, said Sgt. Jeff Becze, the township’s acting police chief. He hasn’t seen it himself, but according to some reports, it stands upwards of 6 feet tall. It’s an elusive creature, usually running off into hiding before police can arrive.
The Bigfoot of Beaver County, it turns out, is a bird.
“It looks like an ostrich,” Sgt. Becze said a man told him a week ago, when the first call came in for a sighting of an odd creature standing in the middle of Route 588.
It may look like an ostrich, but the bird that’s been rambling through North Sewickley is a rhea, another flightless bird.
It’s the rhea thing.