Emu is apprehended at the airport but manages to flee once more.
After being seen and recovered at Prince George airport on Monday, a runaway emu gained widespread attention in British Columbia, Canada. The bird, however, fled shortly after being captured and is now on the loose. According to the CBC, the farmer who first trapped the emu has given it the name “Dora the Explorer.”
On Monday, airport authorities tweeted, “This emu has been observed about town and ended up at the airport.” “A huge thank you to our team who stayed with the bird and to Blackspruce Farm Tours for picking him up even though he wasn’t theirs!”
This emu was sighted all throughout town and eventually ended up at the airport.
Thanks to our employees who stayed with the bird and to Blackspruce Farm Tours for picking him up despite the fact that he wasn’t theirs!
#communityeffort #emu #travelingbird #yxs twitter.com/PiwCPiHOyn pic.twitter.com/PiwCPiHOyn
June 7, 2021 — YXS – PG Airport (@FlyYXS)
The emu’s origins are unknown, according to CBC, although the enormous bird was previously seen roaming alongside a railway and in another section of town before being discovered at the airport. The bird eventually found its way to the fields surrounding the airport after an excursion through the city, where it was captured.
“Seeing an emu next to the airstrip and having planes land beside it is a very comical sight,” Chrisie Berry, Community Relations Manager at Prince George Airport, told News 1130. “He was unconcerned about it; he was unfazed. He was never a threat to aviation; he stayed on the right side of the fence. So we were happy about that as well.”
Berry told CBC that officials with the airport originally called animal control to help capture the bird; however, she says animal control claimed they were not “comfortable” handling the emu. After placing several phone calls to various local veterinarians, they made contact with Blackspruce Farm Tours. The farm reportedly has a petting zoo that includes several emus and offered to take the animal.
Brent Meise, who runs Blackspruce Farm Tours, arrived at the airport and loaded the emu into his horse trailer. But, as he told CBC, the emu began. This is a brief summary.