News outlets report that officials say the emu, nicknamed “Eno”, was sighted over the weekend. Orange County Animal Services spokesperson Tenille Fox says it’s believed to be in the Hillsborough area.
An Orange County government Twitter account posted an emu’s mugshot Friday with the word “wanted” in red letters. Officials say it’s been on the run for about five weeks. They don’t know where the flightless bird escaped from.
Fox says people shouldn’t try to catch it, but instead call animal services.
Fox says owning emus is legal in Orange County. She says they’re often kept on farms and don’t usually run away.