North Carolina authorities are having a tough time hunting down an emu that has been on the loose since early July.
As per reports, Eno the Emu has been a nuisance and was last spotted jumping on a car hood before getting away. Local reports stated that Eno was sighted over the weekend. According to the Orange County Animal Services Spokesperson Tenille Fox, the emu is believed to be somewhere in the Hillsborough area. In addition, one of the Orange County government Twitter handle also went on and posted a mugshot of Eno:
The mugshot also mentioned the word 'wanted' in bold. Eno has been on the run for over five weeks now and has gained worldwide attention ever since. However, it is still not clear from where the bird escaped. Authorities are suggesting locals that if they come across the emu they should avoid taking extreme measures or catching it. Instead they have suggested that people should call animal services at the earliest in case they spot Eno.
"What we really need is for this emu to wander into an area that provides some sort of containment – such as natural barriers, a pasture, or some sort of fenced area," she said. "If the emu is in an area like that, an Animal Control team can try to block the animal off even more and hopefully corral the animal without causing further stress. We worry about causing more stress in this heat."
Fox has asserted that owning emus is legal in Orange County. Many farms are used to emus, but they do not run away. Ever since Eno went viral, Twitteratti reacted to the news and expressed themselves on social media:
(With inputs from AP)