DENVER — He goes by the name of Dennisaurus Rex, or Dennis for short, but this seven-month-old Emu has been getting a lot of attention on social media after being spotted walking around Garden of the Gods, Manitou Springs and Old Colorado City.
"Cuddly, cuddly, and funny in the morning," is how Bill-Sue Mitchell, Dennis' owner, describes him.
Mitchell has been raising Dennis as a pet.
"I’ve always wanted an Emu every since I found out when I was young that the male emu actually sit on the eggs, hatch the eggs and raise the babies," said Mitchell.
After getting Dennis, she had another idea.
"I thought why not? Why not take your emu for a walk?" said Mitchell.
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