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Posted: October 28, 2017

Minnesota family asks for public's help in finding missing emu named Dork

WOOMERA, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 12:  An Emu crosses the highway June 12, 2005 near Woomera, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)
Ian Waldie/Getty Images
WOOMERA, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 12: An Emu crosses the highway June 12, 2005 near Woomera, Australia. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

By Sarah Elsesser, Palm Beach Post

BECKER, Minn. —

A missing emu named Dork is gaining a Facebook following while an entire community in Minnesota searches for the wayward bird. 

Dork escaped from his backyard pen in Becker in April after a tree branch broke his pen, according to KARE11

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Since then, community members have been filling Dork’s Facebook page with pictures of him when he’s been spotted, the Palm Beach Post reported. A local hardware store even sells shirts that say, “Dork is the name, hiding is the game,” according to WCCO

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“It’s really taken on a life of its own,” Becker Police Chief Brent Baloun told WCCO. “It’s kind of a rallying point for the community.”

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Dork’s owner, Tom Berry, is starting to get worried since it’s getting cold, but he believes his bird is still on the loose because he’s searching for a companion, WCCO reported. 

“Geek and Dork were male and female, and Geek died three years or so ago, so he is on his own now,” Berry said. “He’s a bachelor; he’s looking for a female emu.”

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Dork is wildly loved by social media users, the Palm Beach Post reported. 

Read more WCCO and KARE11


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