Bay County Deputies Use Taser on Unruly Emu

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - Bay County Sheriff's deputies were forced to use a Taser to subdue an escaped emu named Plop-Plop.

The large female bird escaped from a farm last weekend.

When deputies arrived, the emu "went kind of crazy," said Sheriff's deputy Randolph Grob.

The deputies didn't want the bird to hurt itself or them, so the used the Taser stun gun to immobilize Plop-Plop.

The emu was brought to the Bay County Animal Control Center, where she has made a full recovery. The bird's owner is expected to take her home soon.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by MM Location: DOTHAN on Aug 21, 2008 at 10:28 AM
    Maybe a veterinarian would have been a better person to handle the situation.
  • by BJ Location: Alabama on Aug 21, 2008 at 09:25 AM
    My question is...If the Emu died, would the Deputies be accused of using excessive force and have to face the animal rights groups??? Makes me wonder?
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