Arizona authorities capture 4 emus on the lam in Tucson

Four emus got loose in a Tuscon neighborhood on Thursday. They were eventually captured and returned to their owner. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

TUCSON, Ariz. — Pima County authorities say four emus that got loose in a neighborhood on Tucson’s southwest side have been captured.

The four large birds were contained Thursday in the area of West Drexel Boulevard and South Cardinal Avenue.

County sheriff’s officials say two of the emus have been returned to their owner and are back in their pen.

They say the other two emus are being taken back to their owner in a horse trailer.

The emu is the largest bird native to Australia and the second-largest bird in the world, behind the ostrich.

In February, two quick-footed llamas dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement community before they were captured by authorities, causing a stir in the streets and on social media.

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