Emu on the run on a highway in Arizona

PHEONIX, ARIZONA (AP) — An emu may be a flightless bird but it sure can run.

And that is what one emu did on an interstate in Arizona.

Troopers responded to reports of an emu disrupting traffic on 1-10 about a hundred miles west of Phoenix.

Troopers arrived to find the bird on the highway’s median area and watched it cross over to the shoulder.

They eventually lassoed the emu and loaded it onto a trailer.

An emu is smaller than an ostrich and can trot at about 30 miles per hour.

Emus are native to Australia so it is not clear why there was one in Western Arizona.

But officials say this is not the first time they have found one running on a roadway there.

 

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