Police in a New Hampshire town are warning residents to be on the lookout for an emu on the loose.
Police have received about four calls this weekend from people who have reported seeing the emu, said Tricia Currier, dispatch supervisor for the Bow Police Department. “Never in my life”. I thought I’d have to go to Australia to see that.
“Apparently it’s fairly big, and I think he probably did the right thing by keeping his distance”, Merrigan said.
He noted that since his department is not equipped to catch the emu, it called a wildlife rehabilitator to assist in the avian’s capture.
Artwork Merrigan advised he did not consider the fowl was harmful, however his division wasn’t outfitted to seize an animal like an emu. He does note, however, that it might get hit by a auto.
Police believe the emu may have bolted from a farm in the area but had no luck identifying the bird’s owners after contacting several farms, said the Boston Globe.