TUCSON – While it may sound like a bit of “ostrich” – get it? – Arizona Department of Public Safety spent a portion of their Tuesday rescuing an 80-pound bird off the highway.
According to DPS, an emu escaped from its home in Maricopa on Tuesday. Officials say with help from a few bystanders, a DPS trooper was able to safely contain the feathered giant.
Chasing an 80lb bird off the highway… not your average Tuesday! This emu made a break for it in Maricopa on Aug. 6, but AZDPS Trooper Gagna & a few agile citizens were able to safely contain it. Afterward, the exhausted emu was brought home to a cool bath. #AZtroopers #Emusing pic.twitter.com/oKTc2tAlhj
— Dept. Public Safety (@Arizona_DPS) August 9, 2019
DPS said after the emu was brought home, the owner gave it a bath to help the bird cool down from the experience.