Emu found on I-20 adopted

By: Tom Campbell Email
By: Tom Campbell Email

February 12, 2008

MCDUFFIE CTY, Ga.---Lost an emu?

A large bird that was safely removed from the median of I-20 in McDuffie County Thursday morning, February 7 has been adopted by a woman from Aiken County today. The woman has two other emus at her home.

Georgia State Patrol, McDuffie County deputies, and Columbia County animal workers helped to get the emu off the interstate. Traffic was temporarily blocked in both directions around mile marker 170. Animal control workers were then able to capture the emu, which was taken to the Columbia County shelter.

The animal is safe. Workers will now try to find the owner. If no one claims it within five days it will be put up for adoption.

Contact Columbia County Animal Control at 706-541-4077.

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