Saturday, May 26, 2007


Emu’s Euro police chase ends in tragedy

‘A mystery emu has been shot dead after a cross-border chase by police in Europe this week.

The Australian native fauna was first spotted in the German town of Grenzach-Wyhlen near the Swiss border.

“We are trying to find out how it got here in the first place,” a German police spokesman said. [..]

The police gave chase in patrol cars for hours but were no match for the agile fugitive, which darted down narrow alleyways and made tight turns.

Vets and staff from local zoos were called in to help, before the German police called upon their Swiss counterparts.

The emu was clocked at speeds up to 50 km/h, with police resorting to roadblocks, while the vets were unsuccessful in their attempts to sedate the bird with tranquiliser darts.’

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