WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A big bird that was on the loose Thursday in the Wilmington area has died, according to Sgt. Jerry Brewer with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.
The bird, described by some as an emu, ruffled some Wilmington residents’ feathers Thursday morning, prompting them to call 911 and report that the bird was on the loose.
Neighbors and animal control officials tried to capture the bird, but it eluded them.
Brewer said that the bird’s owner managed to corral it back into its cage, but it died from stress.
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