Its natural reaction would be to stick its head in the sand. But Edgar the ostrich is apparently oblivious to the fact that he is causing quite a flap - by terrorising a rural cemetery. The rhea bird - a member of the ostrich family - is believed to escape from the animal rescue centre where he lives by squeezing through a gap in the fence or an open gate. He then bounds half-a-mile along busy country roads to the cemetery in Lostwithiel, Cornwall. One 77-year-old resident said she had stopped visiting her husband's grave for fear of bumping into Edgar. "I'm simply too frightened - I wouldn't know what to do if I came face to face with it," she said. "I wouldn't have a chance if it tried to clip me with its feet - they have sharp talons you know."