Sunday, October 23, 2016

Emu lassoed after being found wandering along Arizona highway

Authorities received reports of an emu on the loose on Interstate 10 near Phoenix, Arizona, at around 10am on Friday.

Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Quentin Mehr says a responding trooper found the bird in the median.

Mehr says a second trooper arrived and both officers drove alongside the animal to keep it from entering traffic lanes.

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An officer from the Arizona Department of Agriculture then used a lasso to wrangle the emu into a trailer. Authorities say it is still unclear how the emu came to be in the area.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

To the tune of "Riders on the Storm":

Emu on the loose
Emu on the loose
It's runnin' down the road
Escapin' its abode
And pointin' its big beak
At everyone it meets
Emu on the loose

With apologies to The Doors.