Emu spotted on golf course

The emu in Maesycwmer
The bird surprised golfers at Bryn Meadows Hotel Credit: RSPCA Cymru

The RSPCA is appealing for information after an emu was seen at a golf course in Maesycwmmer, near Caerphilly. Golfers reported sightings on Sunday, and people were feeding the bird - which is native to Australia and second in size only to the ostrich - with sandwiches.

RSPCA officer Sophie Daniels said: "I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw the emu! The bird came over to feed from me but as soon as I tried to capture her, she kicked so hard I had to let her go. We have advised Animal Health and hope that the emu will be caught later today.”


Escaped emu on golf course

The RSPCA and Animal Health track down a emu, which was on the run on a golf course near Caerphilly.