Emu on the loose! Georgia deputies find big bird by highway

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An emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) the largest bird native to Australia walks through the desert vegetation with its family group, New South Wales,Australia

Georgia (AP) (01/13/21)— A big bird spotted running amok beside a Georgia highway is headed to a new home where it won’t endanger traffic.

Sheriff’s deputies in Brooks County got a call about an escaped emu posing a potential hazard along Highway 133. The large, flightless bird was safely rounded up within a couple of hours Wednesday, WCTV-TV reported.

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A photo posted by the Brooks County Fire Department on Facebook showed deputies standing around a large animal cage containing the bird. The post read: “The emu has been captured!”

Authorities said they had found the emu a new home. The emu is one of the world’s largest bird species.

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