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Pub in 'Lockdown Mode' Over Badly Behaved Emus
Pub Bans Emus
for 'Bad Behavior'

Pub Bans Emus for 'Bad Behavior'

'We're in lockdown mode. At least it's emus and not coronavirus.'

(Newser) - An Australian Outback pub has banned emus for "bad behavior," and erected barriers to prevent the large, flightless birds from creating havoc inside. Locals and tourists have been bemused by the antics of the emus eager to steal food from people in Yaraka, a remote Queensland outpost with...

Week's Most Unusual Couple: Emu, Donkey
Odd Couple:
Emu, Donkey

Animal Odd Couple: Emu, Donkey

NC shelter took them in, and they refuse to be separated

(Newser) - An animal shelter in North Carolina has a unique problem: It recently took in an emu and a donkey from an abandoned farm, and the pair refuse to be separated. Both get extremely anxious when that happens, so much so that officials at Carolina Waterfowl Rescue say they need someone...

Del. Finally Busts 'Rogue Emu'
 Del. Finally Busts 'Rogue Emu' 

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....

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...

Cops Tase, Kill Renegade Emu
 Cops Tase, Kill Renegade Emu 

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...

Emu Fought the Law, Law Won
 Emu Fought
 the Law, Law Won

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...

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...

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