LAS CRUCES – You have to wait until dark to catch an emu.
So says Brad Cates, who last week had to follow this advice to bring home an emu that had been on the lam for nearly two months.
Cates owns two emus on his eight acres of land north of Las Cruces. Around Thanksgiving, one of them escaped. On, Thursday, Cates got news of the whereabouts of his wandering emu and was able to contain the exotic, large bird in the backyard of a house.