I Had an Emu Run Through the Parking Lot at Work Today!

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by ChicknThief, May 29, 2008.

  1. ChicknThief

    ChicknThief Songster

    Jan 12, 2008
    Nor Cal
    It ran within about three feet of me! They are some of the coolest birds! Then one of my co-workers said that he would like to go run it over with his truck! [​IMG]
    And then I walk back inside and tell some other co-workers about it, and one lady in her forties says "That wasn't an emu, it was a peacock" and then rolls her eyes at me! I was raised with emus, I think I know one when I see one. [​IMG]

    Anyways, AC tranq'd it twice and it still didn't faze it. They wound up accidentally chasing it into the road. I have no idea if they actually were able to catch it or not, but will let y'all know as soon as I find out. [​IMG]
  2. debbyluvschickens

    debbyluvschickens Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    eastern arkansas
    Oh wow!! If they catch it, tell them to put it in a big big box and mail it to me!
  3. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Songster

    May 11, 2008
    San Diego
    We had some emus get loose in the county a few years back . It was on the local news. As we watched, we saw a familiar Landrover bouncing over the area. Our friend, Tony, was in hot pursuit as part of the local animal rescue group. He had a vehicle to give chase, others were on foot. The trio was finally rounded up, it was hysterical footage though!
  4. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    There is a reported flock living wild in the next town over. They live in a wooded area of a subdivision. One of the women who lives there said last year they saw one with babies. Who knows how many are out there now!
  5. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Believe it or not but I know of a flock of emus in the next town over from my town
    Last edited: May 30, 2008
  6. jjthink

    jjthink Crowing

    Jan 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    Poor emu! He/she must have felt pretty lost. I hope they caught up with it and that it didn't get hit by a car!
  7. RebelsHope

    RebelsHope Songster

    Jul 27, 2007
    Are they hard to contain?
  8. ChickPeas

    ChickPeas Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    Iron Station, NC
    Poor thing. It must be so scared. [​IMG] I hope AC catches him soon and gets him into a safe environment where clowns like your co-worker don't desire to run it over! Sheesh.
  9. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Songster

    Jan 25, 2008
    LOL!!! A peacock!?!?! Where in the world has that lady been? You should send her links to feathersite pages of both the emu and the peacock and tell her to go educate herself!! LOL I could have understood had she said something like "No, that was an ostrich." Only because an ostrich is reasonably close to an emu, but a peacock??? LOL

    I got a great laugh out of that. Thanks

  10. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    One day last summer my dad called my grandmother from the field and said there was a ostrich attacking the tractor. It was an emu that got loose from somewhere nearby. It wouldnt move, he had to keep bumping it to get it out of the way!

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