Looking For Big Bird

Big bird on the loose in the Beach Road area Friday afternoon.
Cass County sheriff’s deputies were assisting in the attempted capture of an emu that had been loose in Cass County for several days. The female, who had been a rescue bird, got away from its owner in the Louisville area.

The Cassgram reports the bird was spotted near Highway 75 Friday morning and the deputies and others, including a rider on horseback, were chasing the bird down.

The bird was surrounded twice. It was roped but kicked the rope off its neck and then got away again after being taken to the ground.

The sheriff’s office advised the bird posed a danger because of its sharp heels and a strong kick.

After eluding capture, Captain Dave Lamprecht said the bird headed east toward the confluence of the Platte and Missouri rivers on Friday and its owner was working with an individual in locating the bird.

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