Errant emu spotted wandering the streets of Ilfracombe...

Three Ilfracombe lads were left a little bemused after spotting an emu running through the town last night (Tuesday.)

Jeol Farrell-Humphreys and friends were driving past Ilfracombe Rugby Club near Hele around 7.30pm when they spotted the erratic emu running beside them.

Reports on Facebook suggested the bird was from Larkstone Gardens and had been scared by fireworks.

Owner Christian Rice posted to say the escaped emu was now back where it belonged and none the worse for wear.

* Click on Jeol's video of the errant emu to watch it running through town