Mille Lacs County Sheriff's deputy wrangles loose emu

Mille Lacs County Sheriff's deputy wrangles loose emu Photo: Mille Lacs County Sheriff's Office

May 21, 2019 02:23 PM

A Mille Lacs County Sheriff's deputy made a new friend last week.

Deputy Andrew Bromberg managed to locate and wrangle an escaped emu in the area south of Foreston last Thursday.


"A call came in saying there was an emu on the loose," Mille Lacs County Sheriff Don Lorge said. "As you can imagine, the deputy was skeptical. We get a lot of calls for different things. People who think there's a wolf in their backyard and it ends up being a house cat.

"But it turned out, the call was right."

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Lorge said Bromberg was wary about approaching the emu at first, but it turned out to be friendly. A Facebook post from the department said the deputy "was getting kind of attached to his new buddy when the owner was located."

The emu has since been reunited with its owner.

"Mille Lacs County Deputies fill many roles throughout their careers," the Facebook post read. "Sometimes you're a peace officer, a counselor, a referee and sometimes a cowboy. Never a dull moment. Thank you Deputy Bromberg for your hard work!!"

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