RIP, wandering emu

Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy
How about this emu next
Creative Commons License photo credit: Vanessa Lynn.

Slow blog week, so let’s go ahead and talk about the poor “dispatched” emu. News10 (which is one of several news organizations which may or may not have run this same story at different times some of which may have been earlier than the posted time on the article on News10) reports:

SACRAMENTO, CA – CHP officials said despite attempts to chase, trap — even use a Taser — to subdue a stubborn loose emu, officers were ultimately forced to kill the wayward bird when the animal seemed determined to run into traffic on Interstate 5 near Sacramento International Airport Tuesday afternoon.

An important tidbit for would-be criminals is found further down on the page:

[T]he emu’s thick layer of feathers left the bird feeling little to no effect from the Tasers despite three separate jolts

Make us laugh, Sac Raggers…

Author: CoolDMZ

"X-ray vision to see in between / Where's my kimono and my time machine?"

7 thoughts on “RIP, wandering emu”

  1. “Stubborn loose emu”? Maybe a “scared” lose emu.

    Taser makes a Bear taser for animals (bulls, elephants, etc.). If an Officer is pointing a red taser at you, I’d suggest doing what s/he says…


  2. “Stubborn loose emu?” “Wayward bird…seemed determined to run into traffic?”

    I thought reporters weren’t supposed to inject anything they couldn’t verify into a news story. But this writer acts as if s/he’s an animal psychic and read the bird’s emotional state.


  3. emu spelled backwards is U + ME.

    Therefore I guess all of us died a little bit when the police gunned down this poor emu.


  4. BBQ Wednesday night near the SMF AM/PM. Pseudo-poultry will be featured. Two LARGE Fintstones-type drumsticks available. Too much good stuff…


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