The Washington Post

Maryland trooper kills emu on the lam

An emu that got loose in Rhode Island.

The trooper shot the large, flightless bird July 1 in the woods off Irishtown Road after residents complained about it. Police say the bird appeared sickly but behaved aggressively.

Although the emu had been on the loose for weeks, officials were unable to find its owner.

State Highway Administration workers removed the dead emu from the woods on Tuesday.

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