A Paulding County (GA) Sheriff's deputy apprehended this emu after a resident called 911 to report a lost "ostrich." (Photo: Paulding County SO)

A Paulding County (GA) Sheriff's deputy apprehended this emu after a resident called 911 to report a lost "ostrich." (Photo: Paulding County SO)

Amid a day that probably didn’t involve many of them, an unusually funny call came into the Paulding County 911 Center. It involved an odd case of trespassing.

“I’ve got an ostrich in my front yard,” the 911 caller said.

The line went quiet for a moment as the dispatcher formulated her next question.

“Is it being aggressive?” she asked.

“Um, it’s not being aggressive,” he responded. “It just looks like it’s lost.”

Ultimately it was Paulding County Sheriff’s Deputy Jamie Winkles who came to the rescue. With a little animal - and local knowledge - he confirmed that the ostrich was actually an emu – and the emu could belong to a nearby resident.

That’s where Deputy Winkles spotted the emu and eventually took it into custody before returning it to the home where it escaped, 11Alive reports.

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