How sad is this? It almost makes me ashamed to say I'm from Southern Maryland. They'd been looking for this big bird for 9 weeks and no one ever came forward to say it was their's. Poor Emu. Did he really have to kill it? Wasn't there another way? I don't know anything about Emu's. I only have ducks. But I once met one named Curly, up close and personal, that belonged to a non active member of this board. She was awesome.