May 13, 2014 7:35 pm • By NICHOLAS BERGIN / Lincoln Journal Star
A large, flightless bird is believed to be roaming eastern Cass County.
Authorities last saw Lucy the emu on Friday, running toward Schilling Wildlife Management Area.
On Tuesday, they said they think she was still at large somewhere south of the confluence of the Platte and Missouri rivers.
Lucy escaped from her owner’s farm near Louisville on April 27. The owner said he has had her and a male emu named Ricky as pets for the past eight or nine years.
Emus are native to Australia and can weigh 90 to 150 pounds and stand 6 feet tall as adults. They live between 10 and 20 years in the wild.