Emu is on the lam

COLFAX, Ill. (AP) - August 17, 2011

The big bird escaped from its pen at Central Illinois Small Animal Rescue.

Caretakers at the center hope the public can help find the missing ostrich-like bird.

Garrie Burr works with the animal rescue group.

Burr says the bird is friendly, but is likely frightened now.

Emus don't fly, but can run fast.

Officials say the bird escaped after fighting with another emu and a dog.

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