Pair of runaway emus captured in Massachusetts

FREETOWN, Mass. (AP) — Two emus that were spotted running around in a Massachusetts town last week have been rounded up and returned to their owners.

The animal control office in Freetown says the first bird was captured after being seen in the middle of a road. The office said Friday on Facebook that drivers blocked the road to ensure the animal wouldn’t get hit.

FOUND- Braley Rd. Please call Freetown Animal Control @508-386-8227 or the Freetown Police Dept. @508-763-4017 to…

Posted by Freetown Animal Control on Thursday, April 5, 2018

The second emu was later captured by a Lakeville animal control officer.

ACO Frates from Lakeville was able to catch the 2nd Emu this morning! Thank you to everyone who who helped and called in the sightings this morning.

Posted by Freetown Animal Control on Friday, April 6, 2018

The animal control office says the owners were “very happy to be reunited with their feathered friends.”