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An emu has been on the loose since Monday.

North Adams Police Trying to Capture Loose Emu

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
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Update: An edit on Northern Berkshire Pets Lost-Found on Facebook on Wednesday says the emu found its way home all on its own after four days of gallivanting. It had been seen back up in Wheel Estates late Tuesday afternoon. 
 
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Police are in search of a rogue emu that has thus far evaded capture since Monday.
 
Lt. Anthony Beverly said police have received multiple calls about the emu on the loose.  
 
"We have been getting several reports about an emu that has been loose, running around the city and at this point it is causing a traffic hazard," he said. "We have to take care of this and figure it out."
 
The bird was last seen near McCann Technical School early on Tuesday afternoon. It crossed the road and ran into the woods behind a house on South Church Street. 
 
Officers went on the property with a tranquilizer gun but the emu was nowhere to be seen. 
 
Beverly said he was not sure where the emu was from but noted that they have come close to catching it with the animal control officer. 
 
"We are in the process of trying to use lassos and nooses," he said. "We had it cornered down here but he evaded us — not many things do that but an emu does — the saga continues." 
 
People are being asked not to approach or frighten the bird as an area is being established for it to safely feed to aid in its capture. Emus can move very fast and be aggressive.
 
Anyone who sees the bird is asked to call North Adams Animal Control at 413-347-9692.

 


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