Emu found in Mercer County becomes fodder for social media comments
A big bird found wandering in Mercer County gave folks on social media an opportunity to have some fun.
Hempfield Township Police Department posted a message on its Facebook page asking for help finding the owner of an emu that was found on Conneaut Lake Road in Greenville last week.
Some faithful followers of Hempfield’s Facebook page didn’t have information about the owner but couldn’t resist making comments referring to the Liberty Mutual Insurance TV commercial starring Doug and Lemu the emu.
Kathleen Wilczynski Leonard posted “Did you ask him if his name is Lemu?” while Melissa Michael asked, “Where's Doug?”
Vicki Hodge Mead couldn’t help commenting, “Very Emusing.”
Police say someone kept the bird safe until the owner came forward over the weekend to claim it.