Dubai: There are many reasons behind traffic jams, and this morning, a big bird on the loose became one of them.
Motorists were startled to find out that a lost crane was the sole cause of Thursday morning’s traffic congestion as it scampered along the bridge after Airport Tunnel.
Ironically, eye-witnesses said the bird was spotted staying within its own lane around 9.30am amid traffic flocking towards Dubai.
Dr Reza Khan, a wildlife expert at Dubai Municipality, told Gulf News that the bird appeared to be a blue-necked or a grey-crowned crane.
The bird eventually flew away to another destination.
“These birds come from the savannah in Africa, south of the Sahara, and is also a wetland bird. They are known for flying a lot. And most likely, it must have escaped from someone’s private possession,” said Dr Khan.