Emu gets loose on Shelton highway, follows bread crumbs to safety

SHELTON, Wash. — This is something you don’t see everyday.

An emu – the world’s second-largest bird – got loose Wednesday on State Route 3 north of Shelton, Washington State Patrol troopers said.

It slowed traffic down briefly. Troopers and the bird’s owners led the bird off the road with a trail of peanut butter and jelly crumbs.

The bird – a native to Australia – is back with it’s handlers, troopers said.

There was no immediate word on how the bird got loose, or if it’s owners lived near SR 3.