Woman hopes to keep giant bird despite neighbor's complaints

4:48 PM, Jul 9, 2013   |    comments
  • Share
  • Print
  • - A A A +

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (WCNC) -- A Charlotte, North Carolina woman hopes she can convince Animal Control not to evict her emu.

Shellie Pincay said she rescued her unusual pet from slaughter nearly a decade ago, and the bird has lived in her east Charlotte backyard ever since.

"She's just like a dog to me," said Pincay.

The bird is not like a dog to neighbor Willie Williams. He claims the emu smells and attracts flies and rats.

"It's food source has now become a food source for very large rats. They are in everyone's yards now and they get in the houses around this community, especially mine, because I live so close," explained Williams.

Most Watched Videos