BEAVER FALLS, Pa. (AP) — Police in one western Pennsylvania township have been on the lookout for an ostrich-like bird known as a rhea that recently escaped from its farm.
Beaver County farm owner Liz Low says the birds are docile and that the missing animal apparently got free by jumping a fence earlier this week.
North Sewickley Township police tell The Associated Press the bird — believed to be about 5 feet tall and 80 pounds — remained at large Friday morning. It's been spotted frequently in some woods along Route 65.
Police called the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium for advice on rustling the bird and were told to contact the National Aviary in Pittsburgh. Police say a special animal recovery team from neighboring Allegheny County might be brought in to help.
The township is about 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.