4. An Emu Escapes and Runs for it with a Fellow Jogger
An emu decided to go for a jog and make a friend in Virginia last December. Huff Post DC says that the emu “drifted away” from its home. The bird started out behind the jogger but soon caught up and ran side-by-side. No word on how the jogger felt about it, but an emu is a whole lot of company: adults grow to 5 feet tall. It could be unnerving to find one chasing you.
Photo credit: Huff Post DC
Emus are farmed in the United States for meat and for the oil rendered from their fat, which some people mistakenly believe treats a very long list of maladies from surgery scars to tired feet to frostbite. Little wonder that this emu fled at top speed.
Animal control officers returned the emu to its owner.
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