Wild sight: Police wrangle emu in Houston

HOUSTON — A slow-speed police chase turned heads in Texas when instead of a criminal, police were chasing a large bird.

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Yvette Justice Fleming posted video of the wild sight from her car in Houston. In the video, you can hear Fleming say, “He’s moving now!” as the emu turns a corner with three police cruisers on its tail.

Yall not gone believe this:

Posted by Yvette Justice Fleming on Thursday, July 14, 2022

In the video, Fleming was heard identifying the bird as an ostrich. However, in reality, it was an emu that had gotten loose Thursday afternoon, KTRK reported.

Police confirmed to the station that they were called to a “traffic hazard” and arrived to find an emu running in the streets.

A game warden was eventually able to catch the emu, which was returned to its owner, KTRK reported.