He may not be a flight risk, but Lucy, the emu is still on the lam in Nanaimo, B.C.
The 16-year-old bird made a run for freedom Sunday when someone left his pen open. The bird was spotted near Colliery Dam Park Tuesday.
But his owner Tim Genner, says he is most worried the 70-kilogram bird might get caught by the wrong people.
"My biggest concern is conservation officers. Their concern is not conservation. It's to get the animal out of public purview. And that always involves — mostly involves killing them," said Genner.
If he's spotted, owner Genner would prefer people to call the Nanaimo RCMP.
Genner says several years after the bird was named, it was discovered that Lucy was not female, but the name stuck.
Genner has been using the Twitter account @Lucyontheloose to help track the bird, which appears to be moving north.
Here is Lucy's voyage so far:
Sunday: Lucy flew the coop.
I'm lost! If anyone knows where I am, please call my buddy Tim at 250-591-6131, I'm sure he misses me. But I'm so going to be grounded...— Lucy the Emu (@Lucyontheloose) March 19, 2014
Monday: No known sightings.
Tuesday: Spotted near Colliery Lake Dam Park, and later spotted near Vancouver Island University
Wednesday - Spotted near Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.
They say I was seen today near something called a "General Hospital". That's a big building, right? They all look the same to me *sigh*— Lucy the Emu (@Lucyontheloose) March 19, 2014
Thursday - Possible emu sounds heard in area of Lost Lake Road near Rutherford Road area.
A resident in the Rutherford Rd area on Lost Lake Rd thought she heard my distinctive sound today, so Tim is searching that area. #Nanaimo— Lucy the Emu (@Lucyontheloose) March 20, 2014