The saying goes ‘don’t bite the hand that feeds you’.
But this impatient ostrich may not have heard that particular adage, as this comical footage from Glenrose, Texas, shows.
Holly Bennett, 41, was caught off guard by the ostrich after she fed him at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center.
Holly Bennett took her triplets to a wildlife center for an educational day out and finished off by feeding the ostriches
But she was taken by surprise when the ostrich bit her hand as it waited for more treats from her
Impatient for more treats, the ostrich bit her hand as she reached to get more from her car.
Holly, whose husband is currently deployed overseas with the Air National Guard, was visiting the wildlife center as a teaching experience for her two-year-old triplets.
‘I was trying to expose the kids to wildlife since they are learning animals and the sounds they make,’ said Holly.
‘Wyatt, Beau, and Savannah Bennett along with the nannies were all in the car with me, as was my sister Kristine.’
The family was was on their way out when they encountered the ostriches and decided it was a great opportunity to get up close and personal with them.
She told the ostrich he was a ‘good one’ before the bite, explaining later that she’d just avoided feeding one because it seemed aggressive
After biting her hand, he then bit her arm and Holly said she has a bruise to remind her of the day
‘Just as we were about to leave the park I fed the ostriches at the exit.’
After the first ostrich came across as aggressive Holly decided to move forward to the next one.
‘I pulled forward to the next ostrich – this one was gentle with the first food pellet.’
Completely unaware of what was about to happen Holly can actually be heard saying ‘oh, you’re a nice one’ and reaching into the car for more food.
‘I was telling it to wait so I could get more food.
‘First that one got my finger in it’s beak- then when I turned to get more food, it bit me on the back of the arm.’
As the events unfold a combination of screams and laughter can be heard from the car from her sister and her children
As the events unfold a combination of screams and laughter can be heard from the car.
Holly, who now has a bruise on her arm as a reminder of the attack, was able to see the funnier side of things.
‘I joked afterwards that it had tried to take my wedding ring.’
Not shying away form the comedy of the events Holly decided to share the experience to her Instagram page, BennettTriplets.