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Mob of emus escape ranch in Japan, 10 still on the loose

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According to Japanese media, some 20 emus escaped from a tourist ranch in the city of Kikuchi yesterday, with officials managing to capture around half of the escaped birds but a number still remain unaccounted for.

A mob of emus has escaped a ranch in Japan's southwest overnight, with 10 of 20 lost birds still on the loose.

According to Japanese media, some 20 emus escaped from a tourist ranch in the city of Kikuchi yesterday, with officials managing to capture around half of the escaped birds. However, a number still remain unaccounted for.

Police received calls from concerned onlookers who spotted the birds roaming around the city.

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One caller told authorities "a bird that looks like an ostrich is wandering around a national road", according to Japanese media outlet The Mainichi.

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So far, no injuries have been reported in humans, but residents have been warned not to go near the animals, which can grow up to 1.5 metres tall, as they can be vicious when approached.

The ranch is believed to be a local tourist attraction and is home to more than 50 emus.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/world/emus-japan-20-emus-escape-from-tourist-ranch-in-countrys-southwest/7d200d2f-7d85-4285-aaea-4211a624760c

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