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Virginia police apprehend stray emu

An emu attempts to elude Prince William County police. (Prince William County police)
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Police in Virginia say they have apprehended an emu on the lam.

At around 9 a.m., Prince William County police received calls about an emu that escaped from a farm in Haymarket, Va., a spokesman for the department said.

The jailbird was apprehended without incident, authorities said, and was not a danger to the arresting officers. Though these birds can be aggressive, police said, this one was on its best behavior.

“It was pretty docile,” said Jonathan Perok, spokesman for Prince William County police.