19 Aug 2020

Google helps with capture of escaped pet emu

From First Up, 5:14 am on 19 August 2020

An escaped emu spent 24 hours waltzing the Auckland country-side after likely searching for a mate. Eric - a 16 year old pet emu - jumped ship from his Waiuku paddock. Auckland Council animal Management Officer, Rebecca Foster, told reporter Jean Bell she never thought she'd have to Google how to catch an emu, which have sharp talons and a forceful kick.