Wandering emu returned to owner

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A wandering Australian emu has been returned to its northwestern Pennsylvania owner.

The Bradford Era on reports the bird was captured by Foster Township police and a former McKean County humane officer on Tuesday.

The bird's owner, Ken Hardy, of Corydon Township, says the bird is one of six he still owns after investing in the birds so he could raise them about 20 years ago.

It was unclear how the bird got free from Hardy's property, but it had been spotted in various portions of the county since Friday, including Marilla Reservoir, Glendorn, and several locations in and around Bradford in McKean County. That's about 130 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

Officials say they were able to subdue the bird because they chased it into some woods where it became disoriented.


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