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This is not what police departments had in mind when they started handing out Tasers.
Florida deputies were forced to Taser an escaped emu named Plop-Plop after it "went kind of crazy."
The giant Australian bird - which never got a chance to squawk, "Don't Tase me, bro" - was taken to a vet and made a full recovery.
sorry no pics article appeared in the NY Post under weird but true stories.
Fla. deputies Taser Plop-Plop the 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 and on Monday, she holed up with some horses and goats in a pen.
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 they 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.
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And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
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My Uncle and his grandson were doing some early season deer scouting 2 years ago and got charged by an emu (escaped from a nearby emu farm).
A .223 apparently stops an emu quite well. We now call my uncle "Emu"
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I wonder if it smelled like Thanksgiving after they tased it? Yummmmmm roasted emu.
"To my mind it is wholly irresponsible to go into the world incapable of preventing violence, injury, crime, and death. How feeble is the mindset to accept defenselessness. How unnatural. How cheap. How cowardly. How pathetic." Ted Nugent
I've heard stories of Emus being turned loose since the price of them bottomed out. That would surprise you while scouting for deer season. Make one heck of a turkey dinner if you could fit it in the oven.
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I have a friend that we call Emu because when he runs he kinda looks like a drunk Emu
Did they name the EMU before or after they tazed him ,Plop Plop,besides maybe he didn't like the name they gave him and retaliated
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That happened here, just the other day. Local reporter's Emu escaped. Was terrorizing the neighborhood. Two Bay County Sheriff's Deputies wound up dealing with it. The critter's fine, he'll be back with his owner in the next few days from what I understand.