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(Lincoln Journal Star)   A six-foot emu on the loose for weeks finally brought down by police who were able to shoot and kill it, ending the gigantic menace once and for all   ( journalstar.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Plattsmouth, Cass County, shootings  
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2014-05-17 08:57:29 PM  
If you want an exotic pet maybe you should get a llama, not an emu.
 
2014-05-17 10:51:06 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: If you want an exotic pet maybe you should get a llama, not an emu.


Las llamas escupen.
 
2014-05-17 11:12:19 PM  
They do get tired of chasing it after a while.

m1.behance.net
 
2014-05-17 11:14:36 PM  
Foghorn Leghorn breathes a sigh of relief.
 
2014-05-17 11:15:47 PM  
BBQ time.
 
2014-05-17 11:16:11 PM  
Seems to me the most likely "public safety threat" this bird posed was to officer hunger.
 
2014-05-17 11:16:43 PM  
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2014-05-17 11:16:46 PM  
Be sure to plant a gun in her paw.
 
2014-05-17 11:17:22 PM  

Mugato: Be sure to plant a gun in her paw.


....or claw or talon, whatever the fark they have.
 
2014-05-17 11:21:21 PM  
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2014-05-17 11:23:01 PM  
That's a lot of feet. Mutant.
 
2014-05-17 11:23:21 PM  
My old college roommate works w/emus, and she told me that they are a threat if you're a male working out outside. Apparently, it's a huge turn on when emus are in heat.
 
2014-05-17 11:24:02 PM  
I want to be FREEEEE
 
2014-05-17 11:24:58 PM  

mjjt: I want to be FREEEEE


Well it would have made more sense if they'd let me post the gif
 
2014-05-17 11:26:27 PM  
Wowsers. Many echos of the case of Chris Rhea.

jtown: BBQ time.


Chris ended up as sausages, so... Yeah.
 
2014-05-17 11:28:50 PM  
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2014-05-17 11:30:01 PM  

worlddan: Seems to me the most likely "public safety threat" this bird posed was to officer hunger.


Yeah, they are no threat at all
 
2014-05-17 11:37:58 PM  
First off the buggers are evil. Really evil up close.

And not particularly bright. You'll come across one on the road and the creature will run down the road instead of off it.

Also fun is when you run across Dad and many kids. Ever sat behind Dad with a flock of young ones running down the damn road at 40K's? Pain in the ****...better off to stop and wait for them to clear off rather than scoot around them or run 'em over.

/Yes Australian, that does get to go outback regularly for work.
//Don't drink Emu export.
 
2014-05-17 11:42:16 PM  
No one figures an emu to be a flight risk.
 
2014-05-17 11:43:43 PM  
Yeah, it's all out-of-control reactions until the city gets sued for a toddler being trampled by a 'harmless' six-foot Emu.
 
2014-05-17 11:47:30 PM  
So is it a bit like swans?  Grab the neck and throw until they grow tired of the game?

/A hit from a swan's wing is awful, and they are vindictive
//Have had to do the above to several swans living on my parents' lake; nasty birds
///Because always three
 
2014-05-17 11:47:59 PM  
The can rip open a man from gut to gullet with their clawed feet
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2014-05-17 11:49:18 PM  
Or...

Awful, nasty fowl,
Thinks fighting man is alright,
Then choked, thrown away
 
2014-05-17 11:52:56 PM  
Oh sure, but just wait until that six foot emu slices you open with its claw. He'll be eating you before you die.
 
2014-05-18 12:05:13 AM  
Yet another Nebraska Emu tragedy...

From another article on this incident, it appears that the hunt for the Vogler Emu involved the local hero who took down "Ninja Cow."
 
2014-05-18 12:15:14 AM  
after officers determined she posed a public safety threat.

Just like the puppies in a fenced yard.
 
2014-05-18 12:18:07 AM  

JasonOfOrillia: If you want an exotic pet maybe you should get a llama, not an emu.


+1

/but not a real +1, that's cruel...
 
2014-05-18 12:18:49 AM  
Emu is delicious.
 
2014-05-18 12:33:39 AM  
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Nah dude...that's a llama!
 
2014-05-18 12:41:40 AM  
CSB time!

When I was a kid, we lived in a suburb of Ft Lauderdale, and we had a decent patch of land for suburban south Florida.  Ours was mostly fruit trees - mom coddled her grapefruit trees like they were family - but our neighbors turned their land into a zoo.  They had a zebra and a donkey (which interbred accidentally), several chickens, several dogs....really, if they could try to keep it, they would.  At one point they had an emu, which was kept penned in by a wooden fence.  The same wooden fence that separated our property from theirs.  You can see where this is going.

So one day I'm out playing in the side yard, I was 5 or 6 at the time, and our Blue Heeler, Ela, is out watching me like the 4-legged babysitter she was.  And Mom is keeping an eye on me out of the kitchen window, but she knows that Ela will stop me if I try to leave the yard, so she's not worried, but all of a sudden, she sees something moving in the yard that isn't me or the dog. The emu has gotten loose and is running around, headed more or less for where I was playing.  Mom panics, and grabs some rope and makes a makeshift lasso just in case (mom spent her teen years on the Warren AFB in WY, and did rodeo, like a lot of air force kids), and grabs a shovel from the garage while she's at it.  She goes outside to find that while I may be oblivious to the emu, the dog has noticed. The dog is not happy.

Mom sees the hole in the fence, puts two and two together, points at the emu, points at the hole in the fence, and thinks 'Australian bird, Australian dog, let's let nature work', and tells Ela 'put it back'.  Ela does as she was told, harassing the emu back through the hole in the fence, while my mom tells me to climb the tree I was playing under and stay up there until she tells me to come down.  She managed to distract the emu long enough to get the fallen bit of fence back into place, and then goes and reads the neighbor the riot act.  Emu disappeared shortly afterward.  I think they brought some of it over as a peace offering.

\Ela was the best dog
\\ Emus are farking scary
\\\The neighbors were dumbasses
 
2014-05-18 12:47:22 AM  
did they run out of family dogs and special needs people to shoot there in Plattsmouth?
 
2014-05-18 03:36:47 AM  
There was a point where raising emus was the new "get rich quick" scheme in Texas, and after it inevitably crashed, there were a lot of people trying to get rid of emus pretty much any way they could. It got to were you couldn't leave a livestock trailer without a padlock unattended at cattle auctions, because you'd come back to find that a dozen emus had been stuffed in there. Somebody used the back gate on my family's property to dump a flock of about 30 in our pasture. The coyotes and ranch dogs took care of them in about a month, but we did throw a few on the BBQ. Not bad, not a meat I'd actively seek out again, but hey, free is free, and getting to tell my classmates I had BBQ'd emu in my lunch was fun. The last emu on our place met it's demise when it tried to eat a large firecracker I had just thrown at it to scare it away. Fzzzt, BANG! Headless emu.
 
2014-05-18 03:43:28 AM  
madanimalscientist:

Mom sees the hole in the fence, puts two and two together, points at the emu, points at the hole in the fence, and thinks 'Australian bird, Australian dog, let's let nature work', and tells Ela 'put it back'.  Ela does as she was told, harassing the emu back through the hole in the fence, while my mom tells me to climb the tree I was playing under and stay up there until she tells me to come down.  She managed to distract the emu long enough to get the fallen bit of fence back into place, and then goes and reads the neighbor the riot act.  Emu disappeared shortly afterward. I think they brought some of it over as a peace offering.

That almost sounds...Local?

Tho the whole idea of eating one tho. Lets just have a (beef) steak mate and get it over with.... :-/
 
2014-05-18 07:37:34 AM  

Boomstickz: First off the buggers are evil. Really evil up close.

And not particularly bright. You'll come across one on the road and the creature will run down the road instead of off it.

Also fun is when you run across Dad and many kids. Ever sat behind Dad with a flock of young ones running down the damn road at 40K's? Pain in the ****...better off to stop and wait for them to clear off rather than scoot around them or run 'em over.

/Yes Australian, that does get to go outback regularly for work.
//Don't drink Emu export.


Loose sheep will do that too. At least they go *with* the traffic, unlike the kangaroos that stare at you from the side of the road while the gears grind in their heads, and then try to cross in front of you at the last possible second.

/emus look like giant feather dusters when they run
 
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