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Authorities use pear to entice, capture escaped emu

Authorities use pear to entice, capture escaped emu
Posted at 7:41 AM, Oct 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 10:41:01-04

BOSTON (AP) — Authorities in a city north of Boston have captured an emu after the large flightless bird was spotted roaming local streets.

The Eagle-Tribune reports that the animal named Kermit escaped from the property of a Haverhill resident as she was preparing to relocate it to a farm in Maine.

Native to Australia, Emus are the world's largest bird after the ostrich and can reach nearly 100 pounds and a height of almost six feet.

Authorities in Haverhill caught the bird two hours after it was sighted. They say an animal control officer enticed the emu by feeding it a pear from a nearby pear tree.