Okay, so I was driving past an empty field about an hour ago when I saw an emu out of the corner of my eye. I turned around to get a better look, and s/he was drinking out of a puddle by the fence. I got out of the car, and it acted pretty tame. It looked at me for a few minutes, and then s/he started eating grass out of my hand that I offered to it. I had never even seen an emu up close before, and I was pretty fascinated by it. The whole time, I am wondering how a lonely emu got into this field. It is about 25 fenced off acres where the broncos stay a few weeks before the rodeo every year, there are no houses for about two miles around. It was trying to push its way out of the fence, and the fence is flimsy, it seemed like s/he could get out if it found the right spot. I can't imagine anyone purposefully keeping an emu out there, considering there are mountain lions and coyotes that hang around there all the time. Plus, there was no fresh food or water out there. It definitely isn't wild, I live in Northern California. So, either it escaped, which is pretty likely, or someone dropped it off. We just had 50mph winds and hail on Monday, so maybe its fence blew over? I drove around, looking for anyone with emus, nada. So, I went home and got it a little bit of Flock Raiser, but by the time I came back it was way towards the back of the field. I dumped some of the food by the fence, hoping it would come find it and left. Now, I have no idea what to do. I don't know who owns that field, and if it came down to it, I do not know how to catch and emu! Though, it looked young after I watched some you tube videos on them. So now what? I guess I could put out some found emu sighns and point any potential owners in the right direction? Ugh, and I was just saying how everyone on byc is always finding abandoned animals and I don't, well... then I find and emu. Any suggestions?