Minnesota authorities capture ‘habitual runaway’ emu

Published 3:54 pm Monday, October 21, 2019

FOLEY — Authorities in central Minnesota say a missing emu described as a “habitual runaway” has been caught after being on the lam for a day.

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post Sunday night that the “fugitive emu” was located and released to his owner.

The big bird went missing from the Foley area on Saturday night.

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The sheriff’s office says there were two emus and a dog that wandered away, but one of the emus and the dog were located first.