The dad called Lenoir Police. Officers were able to place a leash on the bird. They fed her by hand and led her into a fenced-in backyard.
The Caldwell County Animal Care Enforcement Division came out to pick up and care for Kevin until they could locate her owners. It turns out Kevin lives in Moravian Falls, over 30 miles northeast of Lenoir.
The Emu is the second-largest living bird by height.
Photo: Lenoir Police Department
Ralph Mangum-WHKY contributed to this story