Escaped Emu Leads Police On 20-Mile Chase Around Tennessee Town

Escaped Emu Leads Police On 20-Mile Chase Around Tennessee Town

Police in Harriman, Tennessee were in for an eventful day when they received a call regarding an escaped Emu.

Meemu the emu managed to escape from his owner, Harry McKinney, and he proved incredibly tricky to catch.

McKinney took to Facebook to explain that Meemu "got spooked at the logging happening behind the house & jumped his 7' fence."

After that, word spread about Meemu's escape and "people all over the county" set out "on about a 20 mile chase, sometimes at 40mph." McKinney shared photos and videos of the chase, explaining that authorities and civilians "surrounded [Meemu] just above downtown."

From there, McKinney was able to snag the bird and get him home safely.

Since then, McKinney has been having fun sharing about Meemu on Facebook, and even started the bird on his very own Facebook page!

If you'd like to keep up with Meemu and his antics, be sure to check out his Facebook page here.

You can also see a video of Meemu on the run below:

Malorie Thompson

Malorie works as a writer and editor in Northern California. She's passionate about food, conscious living, animal welfare, and conservation. She's worked with a variety of publications in different sectors but is happiest covering topics close to her heart. When not at her laptop, Malorie can be found enjoying picnics on the beach, hiking in the redwoods, and spending time with her rescue pup, Jax.

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