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Sherriff's deputies in Mississippi were forced to taze an emu on Sunday at the culmination of three days of Dromaiusine mayhem on the highways of Scott County.

Scott County law officers were first alerted to a pair of rogue emus bothering traffic last Friday, but could not track down the huge flightless birds for two days.

On Sunday they finally cornered one of the emus on the I-20 on-ramp, where it was apparently "dodging traffic".

According to Wikipedia, "The Scott County S.O. are supportive healers of human despair and believe no job is too big and no responsibility is too small."

Emus on the other hand, can expect more direct treatment. So it was that Sherriff's deputies decided to surround the enormous traffic dodging bird, before tazing it then cuffing it.

Once they'd subdued the beast, officers deposited it at the Scott County Forest/Coliseum while they tried to trace the owner.

But if an owner is not found, we suspect the deputies will be enjoying a bumper Thanksgiving dinner this year.®

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Thanks to Mike Richards for spotting this bout of Rod Hull inspired madness.

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