Emu lured to enclosure with a pear from a tree

An Emu spotted on the streets of Boston was penned by authorities in Massachusetts two hours after it escaped.

Emu named Kermit, escaped from the property of a local resident who cares for unwanted animals. The resident had been preparing to transport Kermit to a farm in Maine when it fled.

Authorities say the bird was captured safely after it was given a pear from a nearby tree.

Native to Australia, emus are the largest living bird after the ostrich and can reach up to nearly 100 pounds and a height of almost six feet. They run fast and can become aggressive.

This is not the first time that humans have had to lure animals in order to rescue them.