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Del. Finally Busts 'Rogue Emu'

Critter was on lam for more than 2 months, prompted soft lockdowns at schools

(Newser) - An emu whose escape more than 60 days ago prompted lockdowns at two Delaware elementary schools has been captured. “We got it. Locked and loaded” in the trailer, Dan Stonebraker, co-owner of 3 Palms Petting Zoo in Clayton, tells the News Journal . "It’s safe. It’s happy.... More »

Lost Emu Recognizes Owner—in Another State

Beatrice went missing in Vermont, was found in New Hampshire

(Newser) - An emu famous for running wild through New Hampshire for more than a week has been reunited with its owner and returned home to Vermont, perhaps after recognizing the man's jacket. The Concord Monitor reports Kermit Blackwood figured it was a long shot that the emu loose in New... More »

Cops Tase, Kill Renegade Emu

Bird dies after state troopers are forced to tase it

(Newser) - An Emu ran wild on the Pennsylvania Turnpike for two hours Monday and died after state troopers used a taser on it, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Motorists said the bird ran up and down the shoulder of the road until getting stuck in traffic lanes with high barriers on either... More »

Emu Fought the Law, Law Won

Plop-plop spent days on the lam

(Newser) - A pet emu is cooling its heels in jail today after leading police on a wild chase around Bay County, Fla., the News Herald of Panama City reports. Set free by a harsh storm and a low fence, Plop-plop was finally captured Monday, when police got a call from a... More »

Wal-Mart's Low Prices Even Attract Wayward Emus

Large, flightless bird found in parking lot

(Newser) - Consumer advocates have been pecking at Wal-Mart for exporting jobs overseas, but yesterday an overseas import returned the favor. A three-year-old emu named Myron wound up in the big-box store’s parking lot after being chased from a local farm by a coyote, the AP reports. The owner said he... More »

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