The Facebook page of the Traveller’s Rest in Bebington has shared the unusual news of an Emu wandering the streets of Bebington….as you do.
Believed to have been wandering the local area for the last few days. Sightings have included Prenton Golf Course, Station Road and within Storeton Woods. Locals have tried to guess the origin story of the word with many coming to assumption it must have escaped from a local farm, although which one is not immediately clear. Being native to Australia it’s unlikely it walked here.
Emus are soft-feathered, brown, flightless birds with long necks and legs, and can reach up to 1.9 metres (6.2 ft) in height. Emus can travel great distances, and when necessary can sprint at 48 km/h (30 mph); they forage for a variety of plants and insects, but have been known to go for weeks without eating.
The Police and RSPCA were called to take the bird in to custody. Fearing it could cause danger to local road users or any passersby who decided to get too close, some local roads were closed.
It has been reported that with the help of vets it has been taken to a local Sanctuary. It is believed the bird will face no charges.
Are you missing an Emu (Who isn’t)? Have you seen a weird and wacky animal walking the streets of Bebington? Get in touch