It was a wild day on Interstate 10 west of Phoenix!

The Arizona Department of Public Safety had its hands full trying to wrangle an emu that was on the loose.

The emu was strolling on the freeway toward California near milepost 64 -- apparently it just wanted a beach day.

PHOTOS: Emu on the loose

And although its attempt to gain llama-like fame failed -- it was still pretty emusing.

It didn't take long for troopers to save the day. Hopefully they let the poor thing off with just a warning.