They have even been seen pecking at them as they drive off in jeeps across the rugged terrain. While ostriches may seem like nothing but tall, big birds to you, they are actually capable of doing some serious damage to a human. Attacks. An extremely timid ostrich-sized bird capable of disemboweling a human with its sharp claws is on the loose in the quiet English countryside Rob Williams @bobjwilliams Wednesday 16 â¦ When in a belligerent mood, cocks can be quite reckless. An ostrich's powerful, long legs can cover 10 to 16 feet in a single stride. An ostrich has wings instead of arms, so I automatically win the bicep curl. SPEARSVILLE, La. Still, that doesnât mean that humans donât find value in Ostriches. ââ An ostrich killed a 90-year-old farmer and critically injured his 86-year-old wife. They thrive all over the place even in colder regions. They are a massive animal when it comes to their legs and feet. These legs can also be formidable weapons. It actually says that right there in the article. âOstrich attacks are rare in Tennessee, itâs true, but this one really happened, on the grounds of the exotic animal park Iâd established behind the House of Cash offices near my house on Old Hickory Lake,â he writes. The absolute came kill you, if not do serious damage. The aggressive nature of any Ostrich will increase when it feels in danger. National Geographic tells me ostrich legs are super strong, though, and they can glide up to 16 feet in a single bound. If this ever happens, do not try to be confrontational because you will lose. Consider this story of a cock that saw a train coming down a slope at full speed. 04: Ostrichesâ eyes Man Killed in Ostrich Attack The Associated Press Friday, Feb. 25, 2000; 11:53 p.m. EST. He got onto the track and advanced to fight the foe. As its kick very powerful but an ostrich does not always win a fight against a dangerous predator. Humans seem to like the Ostrich which is why they arenât in danger. Ostrich kicks can kill a human or a potential predator like a lion. In a new case report, scientists detail a gruesome anteater attack that left one man dead in northwestern Brazil. Turns out that being raised by humans can change what an ostrich is attracted to. In many locations the cultures are still under developed. Theyâre also powerful enough to kill a lion with a single kickâ¦or a human. It is seldom that an Ostrich will attack a human but they have been seen doing so. However, ostriches may turn aggressive rather than run when threatened, especially when cornered, and may also attack when they feel the need to defend their offspring or territories. Ostriches typically avoid humans in the wild, since they correctly assess humans as potential predators, and, if approached, often run away. They take the eggs of this bird and use them as canteens. Ostrich and Human Relationship . They have also been known on a handful of occasions to kill a human when threatened. If irritated by a human and afforded the opportunity, an ostrichâs toe can rip open the individualâs chest and stomach with one blow. Try running away from an ostrich, I bet you wonât win. This is especially true if there are eggs around that they are trying to protect. Ostriches can run up to 45 mph and can be as big as 9 feet and 350lbs. But ostriches have been known to kill on attacking different creatures as well as lions with powerful kicks from their sharply clawed feet. And they kick forward. As if speed isnât enough, an ostrich has a claw on each foot. If you can stay out of their way, do it !