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Lockdown-Prompting Runaway Emu Finds Home on Delaware Ranch



    Delaware's runaway emu has been adopted and even given a name: Mr. Eddie Horace (Published Friday, Dec. 25, 2015)

    A wayward emu that eluded police and animal control officers in Delaware for months now has a place to call home.

    The emu, now named Eddie Horace, has found a home at Cathy Capone's Square Dog Ranch near Townsend.


    We made it official! I'm am adopting Mr. Eddie Horace . I've totally fallen in love with him . After seeing how well he...

    Posted by Square Dog Ranch on Thursday, December 24, 2015

    The emu, which caused at least two schools to go into a "soft lockdown" while on the loose, was finally captured in November and boarded the large bird at Square Dog Ranch.Emu on the LooseEmu on the LooseAn NBC10 viewer sent in viewer video of an emu on the loose in Delaware that caused a lockdown at two schools Monday. Now officials are trying to figure out the best way to capture it. (Published Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015)

    The escaped emu was on the run in Delaware for months, eluding police and animal control officers before several people were able to wrangle the elusive bird on Nov. 11. Among the group were workers from Three Palms Petting Zoo in Clayton.Unbelievable Animals: Otter Hops Onto KayakUnbelievable Animals: Otter Hops Onto Kayak