Emu on the loose in NC last spotted jumping on hood of car

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Photo: Orange County NC Gov (Twitter)

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) – Officials in North Carolina are looking for an emu on the loose that was last spotted jumping on the hood of a car before running away.

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.

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