WATCH: Escaped Emu Bird Runs Through Herzliya Streets

Eyewitnesses said the massive fowl was weaving through traffic at a pace of approximately 40 kilometers per hour.

It's a bird, full stop: Herzliya residents were treated to an unusual sight on Monday morning, in the form of a massive Emu galloping briskly through city traffic.

The bird, which had apparently escaped from a farm, was eventually apprehended and taken into custody by city veterinarians. Eyewitnesses told Ynet the bird was weaving through traffic at a pace of approximately 40 kilometers per hour (nearly 25mph).

The Emu, also known as Dromaius novaehollandiae, is a species native to Australia. Second in its size only to the ostrich, the long-legged, flightless bird is the  second largest species of fowl currently kicking Earth's dirt. It can reach nearly two meters in height, weigh up to 60 kilograms, and is known to grunt, pant, hiss, and grumble.