Police in Arizona said they corralled a loose emu when the escaped bird was spotted running loose through a neighborhood.

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The Phoenix Police Department said the flightless bird was spotted about 6 a.m. Sunday in the area of 65th Street and Cactus Road in Scottsdale.

The department said a Scottsdale police officer was able to hold onto the emu until the owner could be identified with the help of social media.

Phoenix police said the "emu-sing story" had a happy ending when officers escorted the bird home.