Kinda silly but makes one ?? the one stot stoping power of a handgun....I man 5 shoots to kill a emu. Emu on attack is shot to death by rural deputy Associated Press Posted July 24, 2002 HOLT -- An Okaloosa County deputy sheriff killed a rampaging emu with five shots after the flightless bird chased one dog and harassed others in this rural Panhandle town. The 5-foot-tall emu was looking to fight with dogs in Holly Booe's yard Sunday. Emus, native to Australia, look like ostriches and are raised as a low-fat alternative to red meat. "It sure had fun with our dogs," Booe said. "It was like a chicken, with its head bobbing up and down, charging the fence." Deputies John Jenks and Jon Bush contacted the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society, which would not respond "due to the fact that the last officer who attempted to pick up an emu ended up being hospitalized from injuries sustained during the fight," Jenks wrote in a report. Fearing the bird would harm dogs or children, Jenks fired five shots to kill the bird, according to his report.