Chris Muir's Day By Day

Friday, January 06, 2012

Yet Another Reason To Go Heeled

Emu running amok.

Laverne Bain likes to look at birds through her kitchen window.

This time, one was looking back: A big, baldish critter with stubby wings and a long, bowed neck.

"That's got to be the biggest turkey I've ever seen," Bain said Tuesday, laughing as she recalled her avian encounter. "That's what I was thinking at the moment. I promise, it was as tall as a pony, just peeking into the window at me."

After a few minutes -- and a couple of calls to neighbors along Elliot Bridge Road -- Bain realized her peeping tom wasn't a turkey at all.

She was one of several folks in central Harnett County to be visited this week by an emu: a large, flightless bird common in Australia that seems to have taken a shine to the rolling hills between Bunnlevel and Flat Branch.

And if you don't think emus are dangerous:

They can, in fact, disembowel you with a forward kick.

And for you fans of 70's TV:


Holyriver said...

Very nice blog.
Happy new year from Italy.

BobG said...

Wonder if they taste like ostrich? I find ostrich quite tasty.