The Australian Emu is a large flightless bird, like the ostrich or cassowary. The emu is just about all over Australia, and is very common, they love food, and even if you are in a wildlife sanctuary or a zoo if the emu sees you carrying a bag with food it will hound you until it gets it.
They have very soft brown feathers, and reach a height of 2 metres or 6.6 ft. Emus are very fast and they do travel long distances with no effort at all. They can sprint at 50 km/h or 31 mph, and their long legs can take strides of up to 275 centimetres or 9.02 ft. Their diet consists of a variety of plants and insects, but they ingest, stones, glass, metal and grind food in the digestive system. Emus can swim and they will also sit in water on very hot days. They do not sleep continuously at night but in short stints sitting down.
Like the Australian cassowary they use their claws as weapons, and their legs are among the strongest of any animal, they can easily rip metal wire fences, they have great eyesight, and hearing, there is no way to sneak up on an emu.
Now that you know a bit about the emu, can you imagine one of these birds walking into a hotel? Well this particular hotel is in Denham Western Australia, the hotel is called Shark Bay Hotel. Apparently this has happened before at this hotel, but this is the first time the emu has been caught on camera. Well he strides in, has a look around does his business (poops) and wanders out. 😯
There is a very small article about this in News.com.au, and it is well worth the click to have a read I’m sure you will have a laugh. 🙂
Thankfully, the incident was caught on CCTV, but all the emu left behind was his inconsiderate mess – and it took three people to clean it up before dinner service.
But would he be welcomed back into the pub?
“As long as it has money for a drink!” he said.
I am so very glad I do not work there, that would of been pretty messy to clean up. 🙂
*I thought I would put this video in as well, just for a bit of a laugh. 🙂
*Other posts you may like from my blog:
- Kookaburra: Australian Bird (Video)
- Koala Visits Restaurant: Australia (Video)
- Cassowary Pushes Man off Cliff: Australia
- Giant Bird Fossils Discovered: Australia