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Rocky Mount police catch emu

Posted March 2, 2010 12:14 p.m. EST

— Rocky Mount police caught an emu that was seen running through a park, cemetery and streets Monday afternoon.

Police said they got calls about about the giant bird running through Martin Luther Park, toward a cemetery on East Virginia Street. Officers spotted the bird in the cemetery, but it eluded capture and started running through traffic.

The emu was located behind a State Employee's Credit Union branch on Fairview Street. Animal control officers and police captured the bird safely. It was transported to the animal shelter on North Church Street.

It wasn't clear from where the emu came.