Authorities capture 4 emus on the lam

Published 2:24 pm Saturday, November 7, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. — Pima County authorities said four emus that got loose in a neighborhood on Tucson’s southwest side have been captured.

The four large birds were contained Thursday in the area of West Drexel Boulevard and South Cardinal Avenue.

County sheriff’s officials said two of the emus have been returned to their owner and are back in their pen.

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They said the other two emus are being taken back to their owner in a horse trailer.

The emu is the largest bird native to Australia and the second-largest bird in the world, behind the ostrich.

In February, two quick-footed llamas dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement community before they were captured by authorities, causing a stir in the streets and on social media.