In response to The Related Press, a girl noticed the 4-foot tall creature in a residential neighborhood close to the border with Totowa at roughly 9 a.m. ET.
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Animal Management officers responded to the scene after receiving a number of cellphone calls, in certainly one of which a girl stated one thing “from outer area” was outdoors.
Police additionally fielded quite a few calls concerning the emu, in keeping with Police Director Jerry Speziale.
The world’s second-largest birds, emus can develop as much as 5 ft tall, weigh as much as 100 kilos, and run as quick as 30 mph. They’re endemic to Australia.
The emu was ultimately captured in Totowa by Animal Management Officer Mike Rodriguez utilizing a snare pole and a blanket. The chicken was then positioned in a big animal cart and transported to Franklin Lakes Animal Hospital to be examined by a veterinarian.
The emu had a minor scratch on its neck, the supply of which was unknown.
Chief Animal Management Officer John DeCando instructed WABC that he had by no means seen an emu earlier than in his 48 years of service.
“You do not see too [much] stuff like this in Paterson, New Jersey. I imply, I’ve seen elephants operating down the road. I’ve seen geese. I’ve seen nearly the whole lot. However, an emu like this — the girl stated it was like one thing from outer area,” he recalled. “So, was it hilarious? Sure. However thank God, no one received harm.”
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After Franklin Lakes Animal Hospital provides the OK, the emu is ready to be moved to a sanctuary the place it will likely be in a position to roam because it pleases in a protected setting.
‚ÄúThe emu seems wholesome,‚ÄĚ DeCando later instructed NJ.com. ‚ÄúI can‚Äôt let you know (its age) or intercourse. However I can let you know it wants a shower.‚ÄĚ
Julia Musto is a reporter for Fox Information Digital. Yow will discover her on Twitter at @JuliaElenaMusto.