Animal Control Officer Captures Runaway Emu

July 14, 2011  
Filed under Weird Stuff

“Authorities in Rhode Island said they captured an escaped emu spotted running along a Richmond roadway.

Police said Animal Control Officer Anne Fisher was able to corner the bird, estimated to weigh 75 pounds and measuring about 5 feet tall, with the help of two civilians in Dawley Park


Usually an animal control officer deals with calls like a cat stuck up a tree or a pack of dogs running around a neighborhood.

Most of us, not even animal control officers, have never seen an emu. I commend Fisher for being able to capture the huge bird.

If I was chasing an emu and it decided to turn around and chase me, I would probably die of a heart attack.


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