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Houston animal encounters: Police chase emu seen wandering Greenspoint area


HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – What would you do if you quit your job to encounter an emu on the road?

A hilarious video from the Greenspoint area shows one woman’s reaction to this scenario.

“See that ostrich? Someone’s already lost their ostrich,” Yvette Fleming said. “Uh oh. He’s running away. He’s moving now. What the hell.”

It wasn’t actually an ostrich. It’s an emu that broke loose on Thursday afternoon.

Fleming was in her car when she saw two Houston police cars, with their headlights on, chasing the big bird.

According to HPD, officers were called to the 300 block of North Sam Houston Parkway East in response to a traffic hazard.

They arrived at the scene to find it was an emu on the loose.

The game warden eventually caught the emu, and since it’s not illegal to possess it, it was returned to its owner.

SEE ALSO: Cows beat the heat as they roam South Houston

The Houston area is no stranger to bizarre animal encounters.

Earlier this week, a group of cows were seen wandering through a neighborhood on the south side of town, basking in the shade in front yards on a particularly hot day.

From tigers and alligators to horses and otters, Houston has seen it all.

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