Published Friday, March 21, 2014 6:42PM PDT
Last Updated Friday, March 21, 2014 7:08PM PDT
Authorities have finally apprehended the 150-pound emu who’s been running wild in Nanaimo, B.C. since last weekend.
Animal control officers cooked Lucy the emu’s goose Friday evening after he was spotted in a thicket behind Vancouver Island University.
CTV’s Chopper 9 got a bird’s-eye view as the 15-year-old animal was loaded into a truck to be returned to his relieved owner.
Animal control officers load Lucy the emu into a truck behind Vancouver Island University. March 21, 2014. (CTV/Chopper 9)
A photo of Lucy, a 150-pound emu, who recently went missing after escaping his enclosure at a Nanaimo farm. March 19, 2014. (Courtesy Tim Genner)
Lucy flew the coop on Sunday and has been spotted numerous times since, most memorably when it was filmed chasing a dog across a Nanaimo lawn.
The length of the capture is no surprise given that emus can zip around at about 70 kilometres per hour.
Lucy’s story became a social media sensation, inspiring hundreds of tweets and even a map tracking every sighting of the flightless bird.