I saw a pair of Emus in Briones Regional Park last week (Feb. 20-25). Where did they come from?
Bill Green, Martinez, California
You are the second person to report these emus (see other report below). I’m not sure where they came from. They obviously escaped from someplace. I’m trying to track them down even as we speak. I do know there are a few emus living here and there on farms and in some backyards around the San Francisco Bay Area. Keep an eye on this blog for any future information. /Gary
Have you heard of the Emu at Briones? While hiking with my daughter and grandson last Saturday (Feb. 25) we were amazed to see this big bird on the Valley Trail near a small pond. We also saw two coyotes in the general area.
Quite a nature day in Briones.
Do you know if the East Bay Regional Park District has a plan for this bird?
Kevin Barry, Pacheco, California
I’m trying to get in touch with the park district to try and find out if they even know they have a big exotic emu running around one of their parks. I’ll let you know if and when I find out anything.
That BIG bird should be able to hold its own against any hungry coyotes. /Gary