Ann Audet and Chantal Zacharias of Otter Co-op’s feed department cradled a young ostrich chick

Baby Ostrich Looks for Dinner

Ann Audet (in photo) and Chantal Zacharias of Otter Co-op’s feed department cradled a young ostrich chick, Dennis the Menace

Ann Audet (in photo) and Chantal Zacharias of Otter Co-op’s feed department cradled a young ostrich chick, Dennis the Menace, Monday afternoon.

Carolyn Hemphill has been breeding ostriches here for 18 years and wanted to introduce the Co-op to its newest feed customer.

Dennis was born Oct. 6 to a pair of ostriches Hemphill has owned since their birth, 10-11 years ago.

Hemphill, who takes in rescue animals, keeps the ostriches strictly as pets on her rural property.