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.
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