Apparently when it was fed sandwiches it didn't like spam or bacon and only ate the bread. Poor thing - it's probably pining for widgery grubs or whatever it eats in Australia.
Reporter at the scene, Charles Booth said there were rumours that another emu was on the course.
THE BLUNDERING birdy wandering around Blackwood golf course is reported to be "on the 9th hole and making its way down the hill, towards the clubhouse" according to the manager of Brynmeadows Golf Club.
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ARGUS photographer Mark Lewis snaps the escaped bird in the rough at the edge of the course.
The emu has been spotted on the 5th green of the golf course, says Martin Sanders of the Golf Shop at Bryn Meadows Golf Course.
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A HUNT was launched for an escaped emu after one of the birds was spotted on a Gwent golf course yesterday.
An RSPCA officer was called to Bryn Meadows Golf Hotel and Spa in Maesycwmmer, near Blackwood after golfers reported sightings of the bird and saw people feeding the bird with sandwiches.
RSPCA officer Sophie Daniels said: "I was taken out in a golf buggy and I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw the emu! The bird came over to feed from me but as soon as I tried to capture her, she kicked so hard I had to let her go. We have advised Animal Health and the local authority and hope that the emu will be caught later today."
The emu is native to Australia and second only in size to the ostrich.
If anyone has any information about this incident, they are urged to contact the RSPCA cruelty and information line on 0300 1234 999. Calls will be treated in confidence.
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