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Pennsylvania: Wandering emu finally captured

Pennsylvania: Wandering emu finally captured (WNEP/CNN)

Friday morning in Wayne County, Pennsylvania - drivers found an emu right in the middle of the highway.

For the better part of a week, the five-foot flightless bird had been wandering the area.

Brian Fulp, director of the Himalayan Institute, said he thinks the emu's original owner sold the bird - and then it got loose.

One rescue and capture attempt saw the bird get away when volunteers tried to corral it into a trailer.

Late Friday afternoon however, the emu was shot with a tranquilizer - caught and taken to an area animal park.

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