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Wayward emu turns golf gallery, follows play for seven holes

Monday, September 17th, 2007

Wayward emu turns golf gallery, follows play for seven holes

Emu, a big bird, apparently followed golfers during play. Well, I knew birdies like golf, maybe this one enjoyed it too much…lol

“It was strange,” McMeekin said. “She’s awful big and she made me nervous.”

Emus, natives of Australia, can grow to more than 5 feet and 100 pounds and are capable of running as fast as 30 mph.

Jeremy Behm, a golf course employee in this town between Olympia and Aberdeen, said he heard a strange sound as he was working in the pro shop around 6:30 a.m.

“I heard a noise and this crazy bird was standing right there,” Behm said.

After hanging around the pro shop for a time, the emu began following McMeekin and Bell while Behm called the Grays Harbor County sheriff’s office.

A deputy was dispatched but couldn’t immediately determine where the emu belonged. Soon afterward, the owner came from his home across the street and rounded up the bird at about 10:30 a.m., Behm said.

via espn