An emu escaped and began roaming the streets of Barnstaple. It wondered down the street trying to get into peoples houses, however not maliciously. Although the 4 foot bird did scare some people. The police were called to the scene to catch the bird and they described it as, 'the most surreal day'. They were able to wrestle the large bird into the back of a animal ambulence without any casulaties to the bird or the public and it was returned to its owner.