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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: May 17, 2007
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Animal: Emu
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Escape of animal, Animal Death by human
Species: Other

Summary: Bill Clinton, a 6-ft-long emu, escaped from his home and was loose for nearly a week before being recaptured outside a nursing home. The animal later died at the Orange County Animal Shelter. Officials suspected that the police tasered the emu.

Source: Associated Press, www.courant.com

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