Missing emu found in Lithia

LITHIA, Fla. -- An emu that has been on the run is back with its owners after a rancher found the bird and called the Hillsborough County sheriff.

Easter the emu jumped over a fence and out of the yard of Linda Hawkins Lohf, just across the street from Alafia River State Park, according to a  post on the Facebook page of Lost and Found Pets of Hillsborough County. The post was made on Tuesday.

She says Easter is tame and has never been off of the property before. He was hatched in her yard years ago.

There was a report that he was seen by Hobson Simmons Road, near the Fishhawk Sporting Clays site.

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