Emu playing chicken rescued near Sedlescombe

The emu was safely moved to a nearby field.
The emu was safely moved to a nearby field.

An emu had to be removed from the A21 by police earlier today (Thursday, 23 July).

East Sussex Road Policing Unit tweeted at 1pm they were on route to the A21 at Tollgate Road near Sedlescombe to attend a loose ostrich.

It later turned out to be an emu and was safely secured in a nearby field.

“We’re on route to a loose ostrich on the A21. Yup, that wasn’t a mistype, we really are. If you’ve lost one, call us,” they tweeted.

“Ostrich turned out to be an emu. No Rod Hull jokes please. Safely secured in a field nearby. Now begins the task of finding where it lives!”

The unit saw the funny side after Robert Price tweeted: “So why did the emu cross the road?”

To which the road policing unit replied: “to catch the chicken on the other side...”

Updates to follow.

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