The Clay County Sheriff’s Office warned motorists Tuesday to be on the lookout for an emu spotted on Missouri 210.
The emu, which is a cousin to the ostrich and a native of Australia, was spotted this morning. Someone snapped its picture and shared it with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.
The sheriff’s office got a bunch of calls about an emu running loose along Missouri 210 near Bluff Road.
“We found it, but it ran off into a wooded area,” said Jon Bazzano, a spokesman with the sheriff’s office.
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The owner saw the posts on Facebook and Twitter and called the sheriff’s office.
“She said that she lives in the area and owns two emus,” Bazzano said. “Apparently, it’s mating season. This one keeps running off. As of right now it hasn’t been seen again.”
No injuries were reported, but the sheriff’s office wanted to warn motorists to be careful while driving along Missouri 210.